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Jedi_Mediator

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#11 12 years ago

Lol. Basically the only way to NOT have an ageing system is to buy a NEW one every year or so. :S:S




RadioShackRob

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#12 12 years ago

Nonsense, your platform went discontinued almost four years ago.




EpicLoad

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#13 12 years ago

Yes, and not all of us have enough money to construct a new build, so sometimes we do what we can.

And here's a whole list of RAM, Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!. However, I'd just suggest going with Archaon's recommendations.




RadioShackRob

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#14 12 years ago
EpicLoad;4026909Yes, and not all of us have enough money to construct a new build, so sometimes we do what we can. And here's a whole list of RAM, Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!. However, I'd just suggest going with Archaon's recommendations.

Agreed, thats why I suggested just 512MB, anymore is like throwing money away. Upgrading an old system is like a money pit, sometimes its best to just hold off til you can buy a whole new one (excluding case, cd/dvd drives, periphs, those you can ussually keep for a long long time with no need to get new ones)




Adamus

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#15 12 years ago
Agreed, thats why I suggested just 512MB, anymore is like throwing money away. Upgrading an old system is like a money pit, sometimes its best to just hold off til you can buy a whole new one (excluding case, cd/dvd drives, periphs, those you can ussually keep for a long long time with no need to get new ones)

What are you talking about? 512MB --> 1GB+ makes a huge difference on any computer with Windows XP. Especially when it comes to gaming.

P.S. Sweet brand, Archaon.




RadioShackRob

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#16 12 years ago
Adamus;4027288What are you talking about? 512MB --> 1GB+ makes a huge difference on any computer with Windows XP. Especially when it comes to gaming. P.S. Sweet brand, Archaon.

BAH! haha, thats what i am trying to say, go with another 512 stick to get to a gig. LOL >_




Adamus

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#17 12 years ago
BAH! haha, thats what i am trying to say, go with another 512 stick to get to a gig. LOL >_<

Misunderstood you, sorry. Though, you can never have enough RAM.




RadioShackRob

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#18 12 years ago
Adamus;4027406Misunderstood you, sorry. Though, you can never have enough RAM.

Although this is true, RAM will always give you a preformance increase, I was stating that a gig is all that would be necissary, and going for 2 would be a waste of money. Simply because although it always helps, it helps less and less, its like giving a man faster legs but your still holding onto his shirt! Haha




EpicLoad

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#19 12 years ago

Um, no, 1 gig on XP is somewhat good. But considering the fact that most people use about 400 to 600 MB on average (Given what processes are running on a prebuilt computer), that doesn't leave much for other things. For gaming on anything, over a gig extra will increase performance drastically, especially on DDR400. I made the mistake of upgrading a 512 to 1 gig, did barely anything, even on low end games. If you go with the option to upgrade to a total of 1.5 gigs, games will load a lot faster, and especially if you're on integrated video, everything will be a lot smoother.




RadioShackRob

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#20 12 years ago
EpicLoad;4028017Um, no, 1 gig on XP is somewhat good. But considering the fact that most people use about 400 to 600 MB on average (Given what processes are running on a prebuilt computer), that doesn't leave much for other things. For gaming on anything, over a gig extra will increase performance drastically, especially on DDR400. I made the mistake of upgrading a 512 to 1 gig, did barely anything, even on low end games. If you go with the option to upgrade to a total of 1.5 gigs, games will load a lot faster, and especially if you're on integrated video, everything will be a lot smoother.

RAM is held back by other components, he stated he has a 2.2GHz athlon XP, thats what, a +2600? His processor holds him back from taking full advantage of that 2 gigs. Its not a matter of whether it will help or not, more will always be better, but price compared to preformance change. It will be very little... Older components are more expensive due to supply/demand/and comparrison to upgrading older systems to buying a full new one. They squeeze as much money out of those cold components as they can. My 2GBs of Corsair XMS DDR2 800 EPP SLi is 60 bucks after sending in for my rebate, and the same ammount in ddr400 is 110 bucks. You can find a stick of 512 for 30 bucks, and stick that extra 80 into savings for an eventually complete overhaul. Plus, on xp your using 400 to 600?! You running norton? :lol: Sorry man, not trying to be a dick, but get your processes checked out, at optimal settings XP SP2 should only suck roughly 350MB out of your system. Now if he was running a 3GHz p4 HT or +3000 Athlon 64 you could maybe justify that 2 gig upgrade