Will adding a memory stick be worth it?

  Halmer 10:27 09 Apr 2004

My PC is getting a bit long in the tooth. We use it mainly for Office, E-mail and the Internet.

When I am doing a few things at once such as printing, using excel and the internet it hesitates as tho' it is struggling to cope.

Will adding some RAM help?

I have: -

Pentium 3 722MHZ
2 x 128 MG RAM (133 clock speed or something or other)
10GB Hard drive

If it well help how much should I pay and how do I know what to buy?

  anon1 10:29 09 Apr 2004

Yes it would be worth it. click here for good prices and correct memory matching.

  VoG II 10:29 09 Apr 2004

I would suggest increasing to a total of 512 MB.

You can find out which type you need if you click here - they are very good in my experience.

  anon1 10:30 09 Apr 2004

Oh and get as much as you can afford but at least another 128 go for 512 if you can.

  leo49 10:44 09 Apr 2004

Do check your mobo manual - the maximum size of module allowed in each slot could well be limited.I encountered this recently when investigating upgrading a similar spec PC for a friend - he's got an 853mghz Intel with 3 slots on his mobo all currently filled with 2x128mb and a 64mb. When checking the mobo manual I found that the maximum allowed in each slot was 128mb so the 64mb would have had to have been removed to replace with a 128mb for a negligible 64mb net upgrade.

  TommyRed 11:12 09 Apr 2004

Check out what you need by downloading the Belarc Advisor click here which will supply the info req'd by Crucial. HTH TR

  Halmer 12:51 09 Apr 2004

I'm currently hunting for my motherboard manual.

leo49 - are you saying that I may need to put in 2 x 128 rather than 1 x 256?

  Halmer 12:52 09 Apr 2004

It is an Elitegroup. I have gone thro' all the steps on the Crucial site and it seems to be telling me that I can use 128 or 256MB.

  Halmer 19:09 09 Apr 2004


  Rayuk 19:13 09 Apr 2004

Go by the Crucial website and what they recommend[guarantee] for your board,if it doesnt work you can send it ack no problems.

  Rayuk 19:13 09 Apr 2004

Of course I meant back not ack

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