more memory added should I see a difference???

  Sethhaniel 13:59 13 Jul 2005

Hi just added 512MB ddr sdram memory to siemens scaleo l 2600 with 256mb

running windows xp home -

using pagemaker - winamp - windows explorer -

shows up as 760mb ram but as yet have seen no difference in performance of machine -- should there be??
or any way of checking/testing???


  AndySD 15:08 13 Jul 2005

You should notice the difference when using multiple programs. You may well also se it when using agemaker or more likely when manipulating images.

  Sethhaniel 15:16 13 Jul 2005

when playing audio files - Realplayer or Winamp
and I'm browsing windows explorer - music is interrupted if lot of folders - in browser window
- this still appears to happen even with the added 512MB ??
most annoying :(

have tried altering setting to give more memory to programs but no difference

  AndySD 15:29 13 Jul 2005

Is the music stored on the PC or playing off a cd?
Also try running a program like A Squared free click here to see if there is any spyware using your system resources.

  Sethhaniel 15:38 13 Jul 2005

on top of spyware ?? spybot S&D - windows anti-spyware - etc - plus bonus of not being connected to web at home -
have downloaded A2 to try
registry cleaned often and Ccleaner etc used often -

will let you know - but sure system is clear of

  woodchip 15:57 13 Jul 2005

Only when working with big files like Video etc

  AndySD 15:58 13 Jul 2005 whats loading at Startup?

(Start then Run type in msconfig click OK whats in the startup tab?)

  Sethhaniel 16:02 13 Jul 2005

No normal MP3 64b or RA files -

nothing starting at startup except AVG7

Any Faults with Windows Explorer using to much memory ???? in thumb nail view - but sure 760MB ram would be abe to deal with that ??

  gudgulf 16:08 13 Jul 2005

Which processor do you have? I can find reference to your model with either an Athlon xp2600 or an Intel Celeron 2.6Ghz.If it's the latter then it is most likely the processor is not up to the job.Celerons have always lagged well behind most other cpu's when it comes to performance.

  woodchip 16:13 13 Jul 2005

How fast you want to go.

  woodchip 16:15 13 Jul 2005

PS there's no such thing as instant Pictures, Webb surfing or anything else for that mater on a computer

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