How much RAM do you currently have in your main computer?
by Marc Bennett - 7/26/06 5:19 PM
How much RAM do you currently have in your main computer?
128MB or less (really?)
2GB or more
I don't know
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by: Marc Bennett July 26, 2006 5:19 PM PDT
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He often brings extra memory to good geeks around the world.
this is a update.
this is a update. my computer can now only hold maximuim of 1 gb .
by eKvin - 7/28/06 4:26 PM
Here's my problem and why I only have 256mb. I have RDRAM in my Dell 8200. This is a pretty snappy computer but oh how I need atleast another 256mb of RDRAM. Crucial does not have it and says "Currently, Crucial does not offer RDRAM (Rambus) upgrades because only a relatively small number of our customers have expressed interest in it.
The right memory for your computer is the kind of memory it was designed to accept. If your system was designed to utilize RDRAM, you cannot substitute any other type of memory (such as DDR or DDR2). We recommend checking with your system's manufacturer for memory upgrade options."
(NT) (NT) Dell 8200 . . . Dimension ??? Inspiron ? 400 or 533 MHz ?
I have never had any problems with them and they are not some fly by night website.
by RogUK - 7/28/06 10:05 PM
I have 128 MB at 266MHz and still have plenty space left. I also have quite a collection of digital pictures on my computer.
2.25 GB of DDR SDRAM
by bobafett8782 - 7/29/06 3:24 AM
I have a 1.8 ghz single processor G5 Mac, running OS 10.4. A couple of interesting things to note: It came with 256 mb of RAM installed, and ran surprisingly well with so little. As you might expect, extra RAM beefed up performance quite a bit, though -- I work as a graphic designer, so the necessity of an upgrade wasn't even a question. Multi-taskers need plenty of available solid state memory!
by usbadsl - 7/29/06 6:14 AM
I have 4GB of RAM installed on a Dell Dimension 8400 but i feel that there is no significant improvement in performance from when there was only 2GB installed.
4GB is the maximum ammount of RAM allowed on the current Windows XP operating system and i just had to try it. An expensive experiment.
by TrevMeister - 7/29/06 6:55 AM
1,5 G on two channel (750 Meg by channel HT tecnology )
What OS and what programs are you running?
by jchastn - 7/29/06 11:59 AM
I have a Dell XPS 400 that runs XP Media Center. I use that computer to run multiple image editing programs including Adobe Photoshop CS2 and Nikon Capture. This machine uses at least half a gig just to run XP MC. It came with a gig and I added 2 more. It is now very fast, doing multiple tasks on multiple images, and batch processing is like lightning. My Sony Vaio laptop that is limited to 1 gig is now just an email/surfing machine.
"how you could have better upgraded the system."
by bobfrompips - 7/29/06 7:50 PM
Where is this advice?
by Ed-duh-win - 7/30/06 12:47 AM
I'm still stuck with 512MB. I don't have the kind of money to put into a RAM - I'm saving up for a car and my trip to Florida next year.
2048 MB of Ram
by Species8472 - 7/30/06 2:33 AM
Thats 2 GB to all the non gamers geeks, techs, etc.
Plus another 512mb on my graphics card GeForce 6800
And another 64 mb on my sound card X-Fi Fatal1ty.
ya Dont think I need anymore right now
512 Mb presently, going to add another 512 MB
by mpsahuja - 7/30/06 8:28 PM
Hi, I still have 512 MB, and am shortly going to add another 512 Mb strip.
I feel 512 MB is bare minimum one practically requires with Win XP. And 1GB is comfortable for most of the tasks.
Why so much memory?
by meriwapomwa - 7/31/06 6:01 PM
Answer: Because it is affordable. When I started computing there was no such thing as 1 MB of memory. One of my favorite customers used a real time computer with a whole 64 k words. That computer served 45 users, did control of test equipment (digital and analog) and had three disk drives with 256 kilo words. It cost far over a million!
As you see, programmers were smarter at the time, and they needed to be. They made good money. Today? Seemingly no big deal and with low cost (including programmers) I feel we are just getting junk. Pretty junk, though. Especially MS people love all gimmicks for the gamers but the pros are largely ignored.
Am I happy that I am retired!
by johnaustin - 7/31/06 10:39 PM
I have lots
by chad_crowley - 3/18/09 6:37 AM
I am running a custom built video editing machine with 8 Gigs of Ram, a 1.5 T hard drive and two 1 Gig Video cards...but if I didn't, I would never get the videos done...I can see a huge difference in rendering time and processing speed...
(NT) My brain is my main computer.
by white-bread - 3/18/09 10:14 AM
Couldn't have said it better myself.
by FrankQC - 4/29/09 8:23 PM
Running Vista, still smooth.
Nortons says I need more Ram
by norvadcullop - 5/22/09 7:03 PM
I have windows xp, but my games and email keep locking up, computer will not shut down using the start key, i have to manually shut it down. My computer is going on 5 years now. I run Nortons checking system and it said i needed more Ram...they show that i have 512Mb. I had it upgraded last year. What do I do, is my computer dying or what???
by dhfhs2 - 8/9/09 5:37 PM
4GB RAM and 320MB graphics memory. my PC runs great with any game.
i'm a gamer
by justin9640 - 8/17/09 8:42 AM
so i have a custom built computer that has 4 gb. i'm currently running windows 7 64 bit RC build 7100 so i could get more...
by otakusempai - 5/19/11 1:04 PM
384MB RAM... Bought my Notebook in 2006 when the average was 512MB. Didn't realize that some of it was used by the video card. It generally runs well, but sometimes it can be annoying with many applications and browser tabs running at once.
by kratzz - 7/18/11 3:52 AM
Home computer has 512 Ram (old monster that I want to change), and the computer at work 3gb
by roxywatson001 - 8/8/11 1:58 AM
2GB. I think that is enough because i mostly use for my office use.
by Robeury - 8/12/11 12:35 AM
I am running my computer with 2GB ram given by employer but my problem is because my secondary RAM is not functional that's why when i have to open multiple tabs its often the case of not responding and it take about three to four minutes to recover that's why my efficiency is decreasing by the time any suggestion will be helpful