View Full Version : How much will more RAM increase my performance?
08-06-2001, 02:38 PM
I have an HP Pavillion 4440 with an AMD K6-2 333 processor, Voodoo3 2000 16MB pci graphics card, and 64MB of RAM. It does basically what I need well enough for me. Memory is so cheap at Crucial right now that I was thinking of getting a 128 MB stick (Max for this cheapie PC is 2 x 128). Will I see a noticable difference in performance for tasks like net surfing, playing modest games, or photo editing? I don't know whether or not with the slow processor over 64 Megs of RAM will make much of a difference. Any advice on this would be appreciated. Thanks.
Having more ram will stop hard disk swapping. Its likely your running Win98. So yes go ahead and get more ram. I recommend 128MB or more for Win98.
08-06-2001, 11:07 PM
I ordered the 128 meg stick. Amazing, 22.95 + tax and free shipping left me under $25 delivered to my door! I wonder if getting two would be worth it, or just overkill?
08-07-2001, 02:51 PM
Bear in mind though, that some motherboards (some people say "most") aren't quite stable with all the memory banks full.
Mine's one of them. :(
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