Will a MEMORY upgrade help me ? 23 replies

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atlantis_gate

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#1 14 years ago

:D I'm a team director in one of yahoos game rooms and the problem is I can only make around 50 game room tables now for my team to play on. If I make any more tables my computer gets really really bad lag and crashes . Id like to be able to create 250 tables but am unsure how I can do that . Would more memory help me open more windows and make more tables ? If so how much should I get I know my comptuer was made with 3 slots and can hold over 700 mbs of memory . I have a -> compaq presario 5wv254 5000 series Im running windows ME with a 700 MHZ Duron processor 64 mbs Memory 20.0gb hard drive CD-ROM drive 8mb nvidia tnt2 graphics 56k Modem . Thanks for any help anyone can give me . :bows:




Cpt_Nukem

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#2 14 years ago

Definetly need more RAM, a new video card would probably help you alot as well...that or a new PC if you can afford it ;)




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#3 14 years ago

I dont belive your computer is suited to host any web services at all. -Windows ME is a walking disaster. -64mb ram is s fair small amount of RAM for anything in todays computing world (windows based anyhow) -700mhz duron is also on the slow side -8mb ram video card doesnt support newer graphic demanding software. -56k modem is a slow connection, specially for hosting services over the net.

I would not reccomend upgrading this system further as it is old and slow. There are no guarantees that a RAM upgrade would help you.

In anyway I belive your internet connection to be your main problem, depending on how demanding the hosting process is 56k is usually not good for hosting...




Gimpy

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#4 14 years ago

hey hey hey.. dont make fun of the geforce 2... its was the best card for 2 years... i bow down to geforce 2's. i know some that still run most games on high these days and its not OC.




atlantis_gate

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#5 14 years ago

Thanks for the replys, I see there a little mixed .I dont have money for a new one so Id like to keep this computer . Will extra memory help me at all ? Id think it would have to make things faster . I thought the more memory you have the more windows you can open and programs you can run . :beer:




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#6 14 years ago

RAM is the storage space for recently accessed data. Its faster to access RAM than i.e a different storagedevice such as a harddrive. More RAM = more space to store data.

You will get some performance increases, but Im not sure on the noticable difference. I have over 1gb of PC100 RAM laying around. Im tempted to mail some to you if you pay the costs of transport.. PM me if your interested..




Spyder F-16

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#7 14 years ago
Gimpyhey hey hey.. dont make fun of the geforce 2... its was the best card for 2 years... i bow down to geforce 2's. i know some that still run most games on high these days and its not OC.

My radeon 7200 easily owns the GF2.




atlantis_gate

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#8 14 years ago

Thanks for the offer +Glasius+ but id like to just get some off of e bay .

I was looking for computers like mine on line and found a web site were people rated the 5wv254 . They all said that they upgraded the memory and said to run this type of computer with windows me and 64 mb of memory was suicide . When ever I go and open up a file sharing program my whole comptuer gets stuck for 10 mins and the hard drive starts to make funny sounds . I defiantly need memory if not to host at the game room then just so I can open programs on my computer.

Now this is what im really mixed up about . What type to I buy ? I looked up my make of computer on a site that sells memory very high and it said I need this type of memory with 168pins . Dose that mean I must buy 168 pin memory ? PC133 PC100 PC2077 Dose this matter for my computer ? I don't want to buy pc100 and slow my computer down if what I have now is pc 133 .

I remember reading to go with the good name type or you will have blue screens and many many problems down the road .

Also I know this guy who will sell me VIKING memory and I hear thats a very good name he told me he paid 119.00 for it and he is asking $40.50+6.25 to ship. Its 256MB CL3 DIMM MEMORY 168-pin Bus Clock Rate 100 MHz ( PC100 ) . It this a good price ???

Thanks for any help you can give me on this.




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#9 14 years ago

As I moaned about it consistently for 8 months, I'm sure most people are aware that my computer died last summer, and I didn't have the money to put it right. So I was relegated to an old computer, with only 400Mhz of processing speed and 32MB of RAM. I installed a 256MB upgrade, and there WAS a very noticable difference in everything it did, whether it was booting up, opening programs, or playing games. I would definitely suggest you get a memory upgrade, as I'm confident you'll notice a sizable difference.

But I think the problem you are experiencing here is your modem, not so much your RAM. From one 56ker to another... upgrade your connection if at all possible!!! I intend to once I have a brand new computer.




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#10 14 years ago
atlantis_gate ... Now this is what im really mixed up about . What type to I buy ? I looked up my make of computer on a site that sells memory very high and it said I need this type of memory with 168pins . Dose that mean I must buy 168 pin memory ? PC133 PC100 PC2077 Dose this matter for my computer ? I don't want to buy pc100 and slow my computer down if what I have now is pc 133 . .... Also I know this guy who will sell me VIKING memory and I hear thats a very good name he told me he paid 119.00 for it and he is asking $40.50+6.25 to ship. Its 256MB CL3 DIMM MEMORY 168-pin Bus Clock Rate 100 MHz ( PC100 ) . It this a good price ??? Thanks for any help you can give me on this.

168 pins pc100 SDRAM is indeed the right type. 256 MB will costs about $85 new so $46.75 for a used one sounds reasonable to me.