Windows XP RAM

  dewskit 15:30 22 Mar 2010

A friends machine has begun running very slowly after installing SP3.

I ran CCleaner and removed a load of temp files etc, but still running very slowly.

However when running CCleaner, I noticed it showed RAM as only 256 mB. This seems very little to me, but have no specification for the machine (an old HP) to check on what should be in there.

Will XP actually run satisfactorily in so little RAM, or are my suspicions of a faulty stick of RAM founded?

  tullie 15:36 22 Mar 2010

As you say,not enough RAM,i would increase to 1gb,or more.

  onthelimit 15:39 22 Mar 2010

They could use the Crucial scanner click here to see what the mobo will support.

  rdave13 15:40 22 Mar 2010

Run a scan on the Crucial site; click here#
1GB should be more than enough.

  ame 15:46 22 Mar 2010

I recently upgraded an older Packard Bell desktop which had 256mb of RAM running XP, so it could be correct. I added a 512mb stick to speed it up for general use. RAM requirement depends what else the pc is used for, of course. You can get more detailed info on the RAM inside using CPU-Z click here

  dewskit 16:41 22 Mar 2010

~~Many thanks to all

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