650mhz AMD Athlon nVidia RIVA TNT2 32mb 128mb SDRAM (Base 1) Free Base Slots (Base 0, Base 2) 2x IDE Hard Drives Running Windows XP Home.
I was wondering if I could fit a RAM upgrade in Base 2? 128 + 128 = 256mb. Reason being Windows XP runs soo slowly on a 128mb 650mhz system. Would an upgrade of RAM make any difference? Or is the processcor speed too low to make any effect?
I agree with ACOLYTE, don't scrap it. If it is doing what you want just upgrade the memory. Get the largest amount of memory you can afford (up to 1gb for XP), even if it means losing the 128mb you already have.
I know someone who is still running a 166mhz PC with only 64mb ram. He says: "it does what I want so why should I change". Can't argue with that.
It would certainly perform better with more ram, but and theres always a but, the price of sdram is high. A 512Mb dimm, if the board would support this, is £64.61.click here While the same 512Mb of pc2100 ddr is only £49.34p.click here
If you spent the difference £16 on a click here This would bring your system up to a reasonable level. for £65. Your case,cpu, graphics card( is it pci?) and the rest should work fine from the board. You should get £15 to £20 back for the sdram and if you want to upgrade in the future the board would take more ram and a much faster cpu.