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Old 08-19-2005, 07:50 PM   #21
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this is how mine looks.

also, find yourself another hard drive to put your swap file on. currently i am running a decent 80 gig hard drive, and i dropped the swap file on a crappy 6.4 gig, and noticed an immediate and very large speed improvement. and that is just with an old crappy hard drive. what could one of them shiney new ones do?

btw, i am running windows 2k, which isnt as bad of a memory hogg as xp is. you should be able to work with 512 meg of ram, but 1 gig should be good also.. but definitely look into getting a second hard drive.
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I got a couple of old crappy hard drives...

a 6.4 and a 10.24 gig......
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When you're talking RAM, is it true that your machine may run faster with 2 - 512 sticks rather than 1 - 1GB stick? I've heard it'* faster because the system can access both sticks at once instead of only having the bandwidth of one stick. Is this true? If so Nate, you may want to look at 2 - 512s instead of a 1GB stick.
Can anybody confirm or deny this?
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Would RAM help speed up my other computer at all? I would like to make it faster. I'm not sure how much I have on it now.
Right click on the my computer icon on your desktop and go to properties. Under the general tab under Computer, tell us what it says. There should be your CPU type and speed along with your amount of RAM.

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When you're talking RAM, is it true that your machine may run faster with 2 - 512 sticks rather than 1 - 1GB stick? I've heard it'* faster because the system can access both sticks at once instead of only having the bandwidth of one stick. Is this true? If so Nate, you may want to look at 2 - 512s instead of a 1GB stick.
Can anybody confirm or deny this?
Yeah, if you run dual channel, it'* better. I like running 2x sticks as aopposed to one so if you have a problem with one, or need to borrow one for another machine you can without a problem.
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Would RAM help speed up my other computer at all? I would like to make it faster. I'm not sure how much I have on it now.
Right click on the my computer icon on your desktop and go to properties. Under the general tab under Computer, tell us what it says. There should be your CPU type and speed along with your amount of RAM.

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When you're talking RAM, is it true that your machine may run faster with 2 - 512 sticks rather than 1 - 1GB stick? I've heard it'* faster because the system can access both sticks at once instead of only having the bandwidth of one stick. Is this true? If so Nate, you may want to look at 2 - 512s instead of a 1GB stick.
Can anybody confirm or deny this?
Yeah, if you run dual channel, it'* better. I like running 2x sticks as aopposed to one so if you have a problem with one, or need to borrow one for another machine you can without a problem.
Yep, one gig (2 x 512) will do you nicely. Just try to get 1T, not 2T. Also, get the PC 2700, not the 2100.
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