Which option of upgrade should I pick

  goose1984 15:50 11 Dec 2004

Hiya my current system is:

AMD XP 1800+
512mb pc 133 sdr-ram
soltek KAV 75 motherboard

I am looking to make my machine faster and i think i remember once that I read to make any machine faster the first thing you must do is upgrade the RAM and this will make an automatic change in speed. Now the problem is if i do this do I get another stick of 512mb pc 133 sdr or do I upgrade the motherboard so i can upgrade the RAM to DDR. A friend has said that 512DDR is going to be better than 1gb of SDR is this true? if so any suggestions on a new motherboard???

  woodchip 16:03 11 Dec 2004

Ram will not make it any faster if you only do mundane tasks. Ram is for Graphics and Video Editing. You need a much bigger CPU to see any difference But WHY?

  goose1984 16:08 11 Dec 2004

i have brought a DVD burner which is comming on monday. I already have a CDRW but I have to clsoe alot of apps down before I burn otherwise i get buffer underrun. And i guessed that the DVD burner will require more enegry so i thought upgrading the RAm would solve this problem

  alnwrd 16:16 11 Dec 2004

I think you are on the right track with your motherboard upgrade solution. Why not look at a pre-matched motherboard, procesor, and memory bundle from Novatech or whoever you prefer.

  alnwrd 16:18 11 Dec 2004

Further point when burning cds or dvds, shutdown your firewall, and download enditall2 to kill of unecessary background progs.

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