RAM vs Processor Speed: When does more RAM become pointless?
by TBermudez - 6/20/08 7:26 PM
I'm no whiz when it comes to computers, but I have taught myself a good amount. In fact, I would say I know a good deal more than the average person (which isn't saying much). However, I have a bit of a conundrum I have been trying to get a handle on for some time now.
From what I understand is that RAM is mainly what will enhance your computers performance and speed. However, you still need to have a decent processor speed.
My question is (1) when does adding more RAM become basically pointless or does it ever become pointless. If I have an 2.01GHz AMD Sempron Processor with 1GB of RAM, will it noticeably boost my computers performance and speed if I were to upgrade to 2GB of RAM?
(2) Is there ever a point when I should either upgrade my processor or buy a new system all together?
In otherwords, is it worth having 4GB of RAM if you have a slow processor speed of say 1.67GHz or maybe even lower?
(3) Is there some kind of equation or standard that I should consider when upgrading RAM on any computer compared to processor speed?
Any help or information regarding this conundrum would go a long way.