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Upgrading 3.33GHz 512MB RAM Windows XP PC

Q: Upgrading 3.33GHz 512MB RAM Windows XP PC

Hi all I have an eMachines W Ghz MB RAM Windows XP Media Center PC bought in - ish It s not my regular computer it s my old computer that is at my parent s house I visit them every - months depending on my schedule so those are the only times that I am on this PC I do not game or do heavy intensive type things I am a full time nurse and part time student so the majority of what I do is browsing the internet Microsoft Word documents for homework email etc I don t stream music videos or any other type of media I d like to make this computer work a RAM 3.33GHz XP Upgrading Windows PC 512MB little faster if possible I know there is Upgrading 3.33GHz 512MB RAM Windows XP PC controversy over upgrading the RAM in older computers so I m wondering if my situation would benefit from that at all To even click the start menu you can hear the computer crunching and it really gets on my nerves Switching tabs in Google Chrome loads slowly from top to bottom like I m trying to load a large photo from Google Image Search Aside from all that I don t see a need to purchase a whole new computer simply for - weeks usage for - times per year If this is the best speed this computer can do I can put up with it however if there is anything I can do with the RAM that would be nice as well I deleted a lot of programs in the Add Remove Programs list ran a registry fix and changed some settings on how things load in the computer I really don t want to change the visual to the classic mode I did a scan with Crucial System Scanner and it located my MB of DDR RAM and suggested GB of DDR PC or PC RAM -pin DIMM I have Amazon Prime free shipping and found Komputerbay GB x GB DDR DIMM PIN Mhz PC for with free shipping This seems like a fairly cheap upgrade also advertises a lifetime warranty not sure how legit that is but I m concerned that it will actually help and also be compatible Suggestions and thoughts would be greatly appreciated Thanks nbsp

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A: Upgrading 3.33GHz 512MB RAM Windows XP PC

eriley1987 said:

Hi all,

I have an eMachines W3503 3.33 Ghz 512 MB RAM Windows XP Media Center 2005 PC (bought in 2005-2006ish). It's not my regular computer, it's my old computer that is at my parent's house. I visit them every 3-4 months depending on my schedule, so those are the only times that I am on this PC. I do not game or do heavy, intensive type things. I am a full time nurse and part time student, so the majority of what I do is browsing the internet, Microsoft Word documents for homework, email, etc. I don't stream music, videos, or any other type of media.

I'd like to make this computer work a little faster, if possible. I know there is controversy over upgrading the RAM in older computers, so I'm wondering if my situation would benefit from that at all. To even click the start menu you can hear the computer crunching and it really gets on my nerves. Switching tabs in Google Chrome loads slowly from top to bottom... like I'm trying to load a large photo from Google Image Search. Aside from all that, I don't see a need to purchase a whole new computer simply for 1-2 weeks usage for 3-4 times per year. If this is the best speed this computer can do, I can put up with it, however if there is anything I can do with the RAM, that would be nice, as well.

I deleted a lot of programs in the Add/Remove Programs list, ran a registry fix, and changed some settings on how things load in the computer. I really don't want to change the visual to the classic mode. I did a scan with Crucial System Scanner and it located my 512 MB of DDR RAM and suggested 2 GB of DDR (PC2700 or PC3200) RAM 184-pin DIMM. I have Amazon Prime free shipping and found Komputerbay 2GB (2x1GB) DDR DIMM (184 PIN) 400 Mhz PC 3200 for $34.99 with free shipping. This seems like a fairly cheap upgrade (also advertises a lifetime warranty, not sure how legit that is), but I'm concerned that it will actually help and also be compatible.

Suggestions and thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!Click to expand...

Upgrading the RAM is probably the only solution for such a dated PC. I would say upgrade to Windows 7, but that will set you back $100 bucks and it wont run that fast on such an old PC. I would say go with Crucial RAM, they have good support and good quality. Go for either one of these:
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A:Pentium 4 3.60GHz upgrading to Pentium Dual Core E6800 3.33GHz

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A:Upgrading from 256MB to 512MB RAM

Idunno 20-30 bucks for1gig of ram could be worth it, another 256 would show a performance increasse, but nothing flashy.
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Alpha Gamer said:

A friend complained that her pentium u5600 @ 1.33ghz 2Gb ddr3 is very sluggish. I suggested upgrading to 8Gb ddr3 ram. But after that, I found out that this particular cpu is rather slow for nowadays and I have my doubts that even with such upgrade it would get much better.

What you think?Click to expand...

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Is it better if you get two 512MB Ram sticks or just get a single 1GB Ram stickClick to expand...

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Krystianb said:

Hey guys I have 4 Slots of ram DDR1. 3 of those are filled up with 512mb's If i buy a DDR1 1GB, Would it work? and make it 2.5Gb Ram ?Click to expand...

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A:can i run a 512mb video card on a 1gb computer?


I think your a bit confused

your PC has 1GB of ram, this has nothing to do with.....

Your Video card which has 512MB of ram......

The system ram (1GB) is used by the PC for its own use.

The video card has its own memory of 512MB so that it can process video graphics without the need to use the PC memory.

Clear ??

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Hi, well I messed up here a bit for starters. I d/l the latest Radeon HD 3650 drivers to install on my laptop, uninstalled the current drivers and tried installing the new one. After it wouldnt install I realized that Radeon and Mobility Radeon arent the same. Now I have no graphics drivers on my laptop and can't actually find the mobilty radeon driver I need if it exists somewhere. I did come across some modding program to change desktop driver equivelent into notebook drivers, but I'd like to steer away from that if I can. If anyone knows where to find the right mobility driver for vista64 please let me know, thanks.

A:Mobility Radeon hd 3650 512mb

Nevermind all, found new drivers through manufacturer's site.
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I put a graphics card, and write my Generic PnP Monitor on Standard Graphics Adapter, and my resolution is bad ....
You can give me a link, where do I download drivers? pls

A:ATI Radeon Sapphire HD5670 512mb

Quote: Originally Posted by Nebo

I put a graphics card, and write my Generic PnP Monitor on Standard Graphics Adapter, and my resolution is bad ....
You can give me a link, where do I download drivers? pls

AMD Graphics Drivers & Software

Choose the appropriate choices for your card and OS, and then install the drivers.
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Would there be any performance gain from running SLI with 2x 256mb cards that cost $400 each over 1x 512 card that costs around $800-$1000?

No specific cards in mind.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

A:2x 256mb cards on SLI VS. 1x 512mb card

depends on gpu. If they are the same than the 256MB SLI setup would be faster, simply because your rendering frames using twice the gpu power. and a 256 SLI setup would total 512MB in graphics memory anyway.
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I am looking for a new graphics card to match my system below, I am thinking abt the £150 (i think $280) mark. PCI Express.

I am looking at:

Gainward 6800GS GLH 512MB
7600gt 256MB

These both are in the price range that I want, obviously the 7600gt is the newer model but the 6800gs has twice the ram.

Which would you suggest??

My system:

AMD 64 3200
2GB DDR400
MSI NEO4 Platinum Mobo
XP + Suse Linux 10.1

I currently have: ATI X550 128MB


A:6800GS 512MB vs 7600gt 256MB??

In the usa, you can get a 7900gt or a x1800xt for $280

but out of those to get the 7600, its newer and preforums a little better then the 6800, if you want to get a better compison, check some benchmarks
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I ve been having a slight problem running Far Cry on my computer lately seems to be my video card I have tried running the game from Medium all the way to Very High settings and the result is the same After about min or so of smooth gameplay my fps start to plummet almost making the game Far Slow Cry HD4870 Runs 512MB 2 with unplayable fps I m pretty sure this video card should be able to chew right through this game no problem so I am a bit concerned with the performance I thought it could just be the HDR effects and AA I was using but I ve played with everything and this happens Far Cry 2 with HD4870 512MB Runs Slow each time I have checked the GPU temps which do not rise above c so I don t think that it s the card itself The game did install Far Cry 2 with HD4870 512MB Runs Slow a new version of DirectX so maybe a fresh reinstall of drivers would possibly do the trick Thoughts Also I am running my Q Ghz which is mhz above the recommended CPU speed for this game nbsp

A:Far Cry 2 with HD4870 512MB Runs Slow

Well I guess the problem isn't with the drivers or DirectX because I tried it again today and it was worse than ever. Total slide show during firefights, couldn't be more than 5fps in some spots, which is absolutely unacceptable for this system considering what I've put into it. I have to say that the game itself isn't all that great either so I'm not gonna cry (no pun intended) about it. This card ran Crysis just fine so I'm just confused as to why this game runs like sh** on my system.

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Since I had a problem, I read through all of Newegg’s buyer feedback and found someone else with a related ECS model MB (P4MB80 pro) who had the same problem so I suspect it's an unfixable hardware incompatibility glitch