by MarkFlax - 3/4/11 12:58 PM
In Reply to: Computer Info... by smurfette62
With 512 MB of RAM the system will struggle. Its amazing how fast an XP computer with 512 MB of RAM performs when it is first started, but over time the amount of software installed, and the large number of Windows Updates, and such things, and that RAM will begin to struggle over time. In particular as we add security applications to protect our computer from hackers, viruses and other malware, they all demand more from memory.
The 1.8 GHz processor is not fast, but there is little you can do about that other than installing a new motherboard.
However, adding RAM, cheap nowadays compared with what it was 5 years ago, and going up to something like 2 GB, will make an instant impact, and you will notice a difference immediately.
Adding RAM is not something I know much about, but I know you have to be careful what RAM is added. If you are resident in the US, Crucial.com will scan your system online and tell you how much RAM your system can take, and which RAM they recommend;
Just fill in the details at the top, and let Crucial help you, "find guaranteed-compatible memory for computers and motherboards".
One other thing, the Yearly Clean out.
For a Desktop, Clean up your grungy PC
For a Laptop, Bob's post in the link below;
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