I have an "Asus A7A266" Motherboard. It has 2 184 pin DDR DIMM slots which have 2 x 512 DDR cards installed at the moment. The manual states that the maximum DDR memory that can be supported is 2gb (2x1gb) How far should I go? I was thinking of 2x512 then noticed that it is possible to have 2x1gb. How do I know what type of memory to buy? a Any idea of costs? And lastly what noticeably difference will it make? I upgraded the processor to the maximum the mobo will take (ATHLON2400XP)I was then advised to look at increasing RAM, Then think about a bigger hard drive, but one thing at a time!!!
Jake2, according to this click here your motherboard supports pc2700 RAM.
As to the amount of RAM, it depends on what you use your system for. 1GB is ample for normal computing. You would only need more than 1GB if you're into image editing/manipulation or you play the very latest games. This is assuming your on XP.
Cheers ICF That clears most of that up! Recommended 512mb module at £45.81 each. If I did upgrade the modules from 2 x 256 to 2 x 512 How much difference would that make? Would I notice anything? Also how is this done? Is it just like changing a pci card? or is there more to it than that?
Seems that 1GB would do for me I play games on the pc occaisionaly but nothing heavy. I did notice nfsu2 didnt look too good so I upgraded my graphics card a while back. What would be different if I added another 512mb of ram? Would programs run faster? would games play better? would sound be any better? What actual difference would it make?