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Thread: Memory

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    Quick question : I'm using XP Pro with 192 MB RAM (P4 2.66 , 64 MB graphics). I've read this forces windows to use a large amount of virtual memory , and it means I play most games below recommended spec (still playable , though).
    So - Do I place extra RAM (+/- 100 to spend)
    - How much RAM would I need ?

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    yes buy more ram
    everytime I buy more I kick myself for not doing it sooner

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    Kingston PC2100 512 MB -> 94

    Fair price?
    Or is that just a bit "much" for home use?
    (would put my total on 704 MB)

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    512 is good.
    what /me has.
    if you motherboard supports dual-channel though, that's really the way to go.
    & what's the highest frequency ram it can have?

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  5. Software & Hardware   -   #5
    Ehm... checking...
    HP site says 266 MHz (I hope that's what you mean) , AIDA32 puts memory speed at "PC2100(133 MHz)".

    Or am I way off the mark here ? Hardware's not really my "thing"...

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    nah 266 is the same as 133...dont be fooled hehe....


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    Xp recomends 128 mb but 512mb would be the optimal

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    266 = 133



    Computer people...

    So I'm all set then ? 512 MB in slot 2 , just plug it in and see what happens ?

    Or is there some critical safety issue I'm overlooking?

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    Sell the 192mb and upgrade your video. I dont think most of us would need more than 512mb. Just a thought but your onboard is using shared memory probably 16 mb

  10. Software & Hardware   -   #10
    Yes it's sharing memory... 64 MB from a 256 stick. Has to be more than 16 MB , I got Vice City running (albeit somewhat blocky).

    Don't want to sell though... unless I just go all the way and install the maximum 1 GB (=2x512).

    But I doubt the difference between 1 GB and 704 MB would be noticeable with current software / games

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