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RAM?

by chachimcgee / April 11, 2006 4:25 PM PDT

I have been looking to upgrade my computer, how much does upgrading from 128 of ram to 1gb improve the performance?

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details please
by linkit / April 11, 2006 4:47 PM PDT
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What operating system?
What computer make & model?

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hp
by chachimcgee / April 12, 2006 4:09 AM PDT
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Windows xp
hp 5lln, ya its preety old
Intel clereron 1.3ghz

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alot
by 19dullesdrivedumontnj0762 / April 12, 2006 4:45 AM PDT
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if your motherboard can handel that, than yo should notice a massive performance increase from 128mb to 1gb, wow.

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max 512MB
by linkit / April 12, 2006 5:12 AM PDT
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HP Pavilion 511n Product Specifications
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=77564&lang=en&docname=bph07370
Click on ''Memory'' and it will tell that it can accommodate a maximum of 512MB of PC100 memory.

The Crucial.com Memory Advisor Tool says that you can install 2 modules of 256MB PC133 memory to get to a total of 512MB. Putting this together with the HP specifications tells me that you could use either PC100 or PC133 memory. The PC133 memory will run at PC100 speeds.

A jump from 128MB to 512MB in Windows XP should help a lot. I would weigh the cost of adding 2 new memory modules vs putting that money towards a new system. Your decision here.

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(NT) (NT) Good advice...I agree !
by VAPCMD / April 12, 2006 8:39 AM PDT
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Just build the system...
by nathanpsz2 / April 12, 2006 2:07 PM PDT
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...that I put together in your "gaming PC" thread. That will blow your crappy old PC out of the water.

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