Extra Gigabite

  jim63 17:03 01 Nov 2007

It has been suggested that an extra 1 gigabite would increase speed of pc. Vista is installed and it is dualcore.
Ihave this: VM 256 MB DDR PC266 2002JUN NT AND THESE NO, ELIXIR M2J25 256MB DDR-266MHZ PC2100U-25330
Not sure what you call item these numbers are on but I would like to increase speed of pc. Would this do the job.

  rossgolf 18:24 01 Nov 2007

another gig of ram u mean?
if yes then it would slightly increase speed yes because then the comp has more places to store random files that helps it to work
especially if it is a 256mb at the moment yes it wud be better

  Quiet Life 18:39 01 Nov 2007

I take it you have 2X256MB (512MB total)memory cards.
Vista premium recommends 2GB memory for satisfactory performance and people with only 1GB are complaining of how slow Vista runs.
You would benefit from replacing both your memories with 1GB cards.

  Pineman100 18:49 01 Nov 2007

512MB of RAM is certainly far too little for Vista.

You need at least 1GB, and as Quiet Life says above, 2GB would be better.

  jim63 10:14 02 Nov 2007

Does it have to be Packard Bell ram or would any make do

  Quiet Life 14:36 02 Nov 2007

No any make will do but some are better than others try Crucial who are well regarded by members of this forum.
click here&

  Totally-braindead 14:40 02 Nov 2007

Agree with that, goto Crucial and let it scan your system. It should tell you both what you have and how much you can take.
I have to agree that I have found even pretty high spec PCs with 1 gig of memory struggle if they have onboard graphics.
If you only have 512mb I'm not surprised you are unhappy.
Get more memory.

  jim63 17:06 02 Nov 2007

Used Crucial and this is result:
We're sorry.
Crucial currently does not have any compatible upgrades available for your particular system. If you have questions or would like further support, please contact our support department.

Your Computer Specifications
Maximum Memory Capacity: 1048576 MB
Currently Installed Memory: 1024 MB
Available Memory Slots: 1
Number of Banks: 2
Dual Channel Support: N.A.
CPU Manufacturer: GenuineIntel
CPU Family: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.00GHz Model 6, Stepping 5
CPU Speed: 3000 MHz

  Quiet Life 18:55 02 Nov 2007

In view oyour 2x256MB ram modules this makes no sense at all. Download and run Everest Free from click here
This will tell exactly what your spec. is and also post model of your computer.

  Totally-braindead 19:00 02 Nov 2007

Ah forgot its Vista you have and the Crucial scanner has some problems with Vista.
Try Everest and see if it identifies the motherboard.
Is this a fairly new computer? If not it might have trouble running Vista, could you also post the speed of your PC Everest should tell you if you don't know.
Or if its a brand name PC give us the name of the maker and the model of your PC.

  jim63 19:34 02 Nov 2007

It's a new pc. Packard Bell 2310 from Curry's

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