Would Increasing RAM to 2GB Help with Speed of Photo Using ProgramsLocked
I have a Compaq Presario with Pentium 2.93 Ghz CPU (7200 rpm), 1 Gb RAM, and 160 Gb hard drive using Windows XP Home sp2.
I have over a thousand photos on my computer. I sell on eBay and the photos are stored until an item sells. When I open my photo software it is getting a little slower than it used to be. And my auction program is really getting slow the more auctions and photos I put in it. My business is doubling so I wanted to see what I could do to help speed.
I still have 2/3 of my hard drive free. I did all of the basic cleanup stuff and defragging helped the overall performance of my computer. Eliminated a lot of unneccessary junk in the configsys startup. Expanded the virtual memory to 4000 mb. But my main 2 programs I use are still slow.
I have been told 2 different things. One was that too much memory is bad when using photos, then another said doubling my memory would help the slow programs. I can’t afford a new computer, I just bought this one last year.
Would it be good to add 1 Gb of RAM? Would it help my problem with so many photos at all or would I just be wasting my money?