:cya: Alright, so my computer's about a year old and I'm thinking about upgrading the ram. I've got 512 mb now, and want to upgrade to at least a gig. My concern is that my slow processor (Intel Pentium 4 @ 2.6ghz with HT) will be too slow to "handle" twice the ram it is now and adding more ram than it could handle might fry my costly investment - which would be most unpleasant. As you may have geussed, I don't know much of anything about computer hardware. any help would be fantastic. Thanks -Sli(K
yeah it will handle it no probs, i had a 1.7ghz p4 with 1.25GB of RAM and it was slow, because it was pc133, but it didnt cause problems to the CPU its self i would say that going up to 3GB wouldn't cause any probs, just 4GB+ and ull notice a BIG fokker up
your processors speed has no bearing on the amount of RAM your computer can use. The type of processor and motherboard the OS you are running determines the maximum amount of RAM you can utilize.
yeah, but large amounts of unused ram can slow systems down, but they would have to be pathetically slow
Hmm so I got an Intel Celeron (:() 2.0GHz, and apparently my system'll support 2Gb RAM, you reckon it's worth it or not then?...
what ram is it first?, if its SDRAM, then... well thats a completly diffferant story
It's DDR-RAM... whatever difference that'll make... :p
Jeff is a mean boss
28th July 2002
well, i have seen ram labled "DDR SDRAM" ..so that seems to be both
DDR-RAM, oh good....... so much better, faster, cheaper, easyer to get and everything
I have a 2.4ghz p4 with 1gb of Pc3200. Its runs fine and alot better than 512mb of ram. Get the ram!