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Old 01-13-06, 02:47 PM
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I have a Pent. 4 , 3ghz. I have 512 mb of memory(DDR SDRAM) Would I notice much of an improvement in performance by upgrading to 1gb of memory?
Also what do I look for other than lifetime warranty? (obviously compatibility)
 
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3 gig is a very decent machine. if you run alot of memory intensive programs like games or graphics, bring it up to a meg or better, if you don't run those type of applications just clean up the drive and get rid of crap like weather bug and multiple messengers, spyware, etc.
 
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Yes, increasing your memory will increase your performance. You will notice this increase in performance if you use memory intensive programs.
 
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Yes, increasing your memory will increase your performance. You will notice this increase in performance if you use memory intensive programs.
To a point, depending on what he does with his machine, he may see a good improvement or he may see no improvement at all going from 512 to a gig.
 
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I do not do any video editing or gaming. Mostly internet, itunes, instant messaging. Having 4-5 windows open at a time kinda stuff.
 
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Originally Posted by Davejb
To a point, depending on what he does with his machine, he may see a good improvement or he may see no improvement at all going from 512 to a gig.
I believe I said that.
 
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I upgraded from 512 to 1G ( 2.8 ghz pent) a while back. When I play certain games, or use photoshop, I notice the difference. Other than that, I see no noticable change in performance.
 
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You will notice the difference on memory intensive programs. That is, on programs that use a lot of memory, or programs that CAN use a lot of memory and/or with programs that access memory quickly.

Games fall into this category. Photo (and other file) manipulation programs fall into this category. Word processors and spreadsheet programs don;t usually fall into this category, unless you are doing complicated operations on very large files.
 
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