Swapping memory in two identical pcs

  RussWoo 13:44 16 Oct 2009

I've swapped the battery and hard disk from an exactly identical computer (Dell Inspiron 1500, running XP Home) to create one good one. All is fine but the memory (only 500) is in better shape in one than the other. Is the memory attached or related to the hard disk? In which case would it be OK to swap the memory too or won't it make any difference?



  jimv7 15:13 16 Oct 2009

Try both sticks of memory in the 1 computer.

  setecio 15:32 16 Oct 2009

What do you mean by 'in better shape' ?

  RussWoo 17:36 16 Oct 2009

Thanks chaps. The memory slots in both pcs are both full (two in each) by 'better shape' I mean the experience is less poridgy and not quite as slow.


  setecio 17:57 16 Oct 2009

I think that will have nothing to do with the quality of the memory but the degradation of the operating system over time and other software related issues.

  RussWoo 18:08 16 Oct 2009

Thanks very much - that has made the matter clear. It's good to understand that it is a software issue and indeed that memory is not software at all.

Very helpful.


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