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By jsolari020 ·
I am going to increase my system by 256 sdram..im running a 400mhz machine..sad but true..what will the changes be that i will notice..

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by TheChas In reply to RAM

Generally, your system should run faster.

How much, depends on the version of Windows, and how you use the system.

The more graphics intensive your use, the more of a performance increase.

Keep in mind, if you are running W95, W98, or Me, you want to think twice about increasing RAM to more than 511MB.

At 512MB, MANY PCs running W9X code actually slow down, significantly.

Over 512MB, many PCs will not even load Windows.

This 'bug' is VERY configuration dependant.

Microsoft's 'fix' is to either reduce RAM, or add a statement to the startup file to ignore the extra RAM.

This problem does not affect W2K or XP.

Also, make sure that the new RAM modules are compatible with your motherboard / existing RAM.
There are several different configurations of SDRAM, and not all DIMMs work on all systems.

I recommend buying name brand RAM.
Such as Crucial, Kingston, PNY

Chas

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by Pinoy_Teknik In reply to RAM

In your machine one of the good changes that you will notice with your high 256 SDRAM is your program now is more RESPONSIVE.

other is if you can also change your graphics card adapter with a high memory...there is a noticeable performance regarding with your application most particularly in graphics performance.


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by Deadly Ernest In reply to RAM

As already said it depends upon your system and the operating system. But you should see better performance.

Three other issues:

Check your motherboard's capabilities that the new level of RAM, and the chip you wish to get, is within its capabilities to use. A friend put a 256 MB chip into an older board and got upset as it was only able yo recognise and use 128 MB chips.

Also check your BIOS for the size setting on the Graphics Aperture, you should be able to increase this now, for better performance.


If you sue an on-board video system you should be able to increase the size of this for better graphics once the new RAm is installed.

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