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Old 01-19-01, 08:25 AM
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Yowza! I just stuck some new memory in my PC; went from 32MB of PC100, to 256MB of PC133... and I can't believe the difference it's made! It's soooooo much faster than it was before! Now I only wish that I'd bothered upgrading ages ago...
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Old 01-19-01, 05:53 PM
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Nice boost

When I got my new computer I went from 64 megs EDO to 128 PC133 (maybe I should have went to VCM133 instead...)

How about some PC2100? That is 2,1 gig/sec, 266Mhz For use with the new Athlon systems only (if you want a P4 you will be stuck with Rambus...lol)
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Old 01-19-01, 05:58 PM
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Also, I've hardly heard a sound from my hard drive all afternoon, except for when I'm loading programs. Usually it's grinding away like mad, but now that li'l orange light is blinking no more... (Damn, I still can't believe how much difference it's made... )
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Usually it's grinding away like mad, but now that li'l orange light is blinking no more... (Damn, I still can't believe how much difference it's made... )



Hmmm... maybe that could fix the noise from my toaster...

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Old 01-19-01, 07:56 PM
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I don't know. I went from 160MB of PC100 SDRAM to 512MB of PC100 RAM and did not see too much of a difference.

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Old 01-20-01, 12:49 AM
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160 -> 512 megs is not going to be noticed unless you use lots of applications at once, or if you are using complicated art software or playing top notch video games. Most common programs top out between 96 -> 192 megs.

The reason TCHJ had such a dramatic increase in performance and you didn't, is that all of the programs on his computer have benefited from the upgrade, an only a few, if any of your programs will even notice.

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Old 01-20-01, 01:02 AM
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I don't know. I went from 160MB of PC100 SDRAM to 512MB of PC100 RAM and did not see too much of a difference.





Isn't 512 a bit overkill?

What are you doing with your computer? Photo and animation projects?

Also don't forget that you are still running at 100Mhz, not 133, which is a major difference. PC100 have a transfer rate of 500 megs/sec (if I remember correctly) while PC133 will do 1.06 gig/sec (again Iif I remember correctly).
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I know why i sometimes add memory or other parts to my computer- the tell friends=wow factor
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Old 01-20-01, 05:28 AM
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I don't know. I went from 160MB of PC100 SDRAM to 512MB of PC100 RAM and did not see too much of a difference.




If you're using Windows, then I don't think it's memory managent system can really use more than 128MB of RAM to its full potential. It'll still come in handy, but you just won't really notice much of an immediate increase if you add anything over 128MB...

Man, this is great, I can have all sorts of useless crap running in the background without slowdown
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Nothing beats a lot of RAM, especially if you can control it (allocate it, cache to it, utilize RAM disks, spool print documents to it, etc.). I once installed Quake into RAM and ran it from there - talk about fast.

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Old 01-22-01, 12:04 AM
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512 is perfect for video editing. I do a lot of video editing and I rarely hear that grinding sound from the hard drive. Also when using RAM monitoring programs you can see how fast that RAM actually gets used. You would be surprised.

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Old 01-23-01, 12:16 AM
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http://www.us.buy.com/retail/product...250651&loc=101

256MB DIMM PC133 168PIN SDRAM $106

that's 512MB for about $220 bucks

there is also a $30 of $150 buy.com coupon

I currently have 512MB. When I render using highend 3D animation my ram gets used up quick. Another 256MB module should help out since I like jumping in between apps.



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Old 01-23-01, 01:54 AM
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In my current network my computer is the network server. At boot up 200+ MB of RAM disappears quick.

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