Not enough RAM

  123pete 23:51 15 Sep 2006

I only have 256mb of RAM some of it is used by the onboard graphics (not for long). I am running xp home.
Can anyone suggest a program that can reliably improve the performance of my pc untill I am able to upgrade the system.
Thank you

  Kate B 23:54 15 Sep 2006

I don't think loading your limited resources with more software will help. RAM isn't horrifically expensive, spend your money on that rather than software that won't help. Take your machine up to 512MB and you'll see a big improvement.

  terryf 23:56 15 Sep 2006

While you are at it, take your machine up to 1 gb(2 x 512k modules)

  DrScott 23:57 15 Sep 2006

is right. It's more RAM or nothing. In the mean time you can try defragging your HDD, or cleaning or registry with CCleaner click here , or even just reinstalling windows XP. These are just temporary measures though, and RAM is the answer.

  123pete 00:06 16 Sep 2006

Is it a good idea to buy secondhand RAM from auction sites, or would this be a very bad idea.

  123pete 00:14 16 Sep 2006

Sorry about the lame questions.
is there a difference between DDR & DDR2
I have DDR2.

  rdave13 00:15 16 Sep 2006

I found out which ram was compatible to my motherboard via click here ,then I went on ebay and got a pair of 512k ram sticks for £45 including delivery. Working well.

  bellababy 00:15 16 Sep 2006

I have just put an extra 512MB in my machine, cost under £30 from PC World. The resulting improvement is unbelievable, it's now running like a new machine.
It wasn't very hard just make sure you get the right module first, and take all necessary precautions re anti-static.

  123pete 00:16 16 Sep 2006

The mother board is a:
FOXCONN P4M800P7MA don't know if this means much.
what would be the best RAM to buy.

  rdave13 00:19 16 Sep 2006
  De Marcus™ 00:21 16 Sep 2006

Choose your model number from click here

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