1 gig DDR Ram

  accord 12:00 06 Jul 2003

At present I have 512mb (2 x 256) DDR2700 Ram installed on my Asus A7V8X mobo with XP2000+ running on XP Home.

Is it worth increasing this to 1 gig or is it a waste of time as I have read before that it doesnt increase performance by a great deal. I do the usual office stuff on the pc but am getting into digi photography using photoshop 5.

Comments would be appreciated.

  ericmax 13:28 06 Jul 2003

i have a similar spec to you except my memory is
DDR2100 and i find this works just fine with my
picture editing,if you had 256 to start with i would
say upgrade but with 512 i'm not so sure you need to,video editing might need the extra but photo
editing should be ok.

  powerless 18:21 06 Jul 2003

click here

"Readings taken with Content Creation Winstone prove that Windows 2000 and XP systems don't really take off until they have 1 GB or more of RAM. The benchmarks show how heavily system performance depends on the amount of memory. Indeed, 512-MB RAM is the bare minimum for fast Windows XP systems."

However i have 512MB RAM and it's just fine for me.

  mrdsgs 21:08 06 Jul 2003

unless you are video editing you are unlikely to notice any difference between 512 and 1024, other than cost!


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