Can anyone answer this query? I have installed an extra 256MB RAM (pc100) in addition to the 64MB that was already in my PC. I am running windows 98se on a pentium3 450mhz Advent3031. I have two hard drives installed a 6.4GB and a 80GB. Since installing the RAM, I expected a decent increase in my ageing machines performance but cannot notice any significant difference. A friend has suggested taking out the original 64MB and leaving the new 256MB on it's own. Does anyone agree this action would help
Not sure on either of the points AL D. I do know that I had to install a PCI card to fit the larger drive, as MOBO would not recognise it. I think the MOBO is probably at it's limit as the computer on the whole is getting on a bit.
DieSse, if you are right, That means An article I read in PC Advisor was a load of cobblers. It clearly stated various upgrades you can make to your pc to improve performance. Adding extra RAM came near top of the list.
That's correct - but it doesn't make the processor run any faster, and it depends on many other factors what performance gains you might get under certain circumstances.
For instance, if you were running WinXP - the upgrade you have made would make a great deal of difference.
If you do several tasks at the sam time, say leave a picture editing session open, then start Word to write a document - then again it would make a noticeable difference. Or if you are in tha habit of playing large games - this too would be improved.
However in general overall terms, doing pretty straightforward things, you may not notice much, if any changes.