More RAM?

  Bald Eagle 13:06 14 Jan 2008

Running Vista Home Premium for word processing, scanning, downloading from camera but mainly using Skype to keep in touch with family back in England. Would it benefit from more RAM?

2.10 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache

894 Megabytes Installed Memory
Slot 'A0' is Empty
Slot 'A2' is Empty
Slot 'A4' has 512 MB
Slot 'A6' has 512 MB


  brundle 13:10 14 Jan 2008

Yes,your system is sharing some of your current 1GB for graphics. Another 1GB would definitely help.

  Bald Eagle 14:08 14 Jan 2008

Would I be better fitting 1 stick of 1GB rather than 2 x 512MB?


  Diemmess 14:30 14 Jan 2008

If your motherboard allows it, fit 1GB in addition to the two chips you already have.

Some mobos are very picky about unmatched chips, differing sizes and the order in which they are set.

I suggest visit the Crucial web site for them to match the type of RAM they sell you.

If you still have a motherboard manual look there for any size matching and placement restrictions

  interzone55 14:39 14 Jan 2008

I'd use a matched pair of 512mb sticks, this will be quicker than a single 1gb stick if your MB utilises dual channel memory

  Fingees 14:40 14 Jan 2008

As it's dual core, you will probably find they need to be installed in pairs.

ie 2 x 512, or 2x 1GB

for crucial

click here

  Bald Eagle 18:55 14 Jan 2008

Going for 2x1 GB because they are fairly cheap at the moment on Crucial.


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