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Qu4ter 10-19-2003 10:27 AM

Buying RAM
 
I am running winME and have 64mb RAM. I want to upgrade to XP and i know that 64mb is not enough to run it. I want to know if i need 128mb or 256mb. And does anyone know where i can buy it by using a Splash Plastic pre-pay cedit card?? :confused:

Makaveli_786 10-19-2003 11:04 AM

128 shouldnt give you trouble and try www.microdirect.co.uk

ADZ 10-19-2003 11:26 AM

bah...128 would still not perform properly...well...it also depends on what you wish to do with it. I ran XP with 64 megs just to see if it could hack it...but it was able to hold for about a week before things started to mess up. I'd say stick to AT LEAST 256 if yur looking to do anything more than chat and emails.

Zero Shift 10-19-2003 11:40 AM

I thought the minimum system requirement for Windows XP was 64Mb or RAM.
Anyway, 256 megs is good enough for alot of things, but for high-end gaming, multitasking and the like, you need at least 512Mb of RAM to get good performance.

Qu4ter 10-19-2003 12:12 PM

i dont use big programs or games so will 128 be enough?
i looked at microdirect.co.uk but i couldnt find PC-100 and they dont accept Splash Plastic :( surely somwhere does?!?

Zero Shift 10-19-2003 12:14 PM

umm...try www.tigerdirect.com or www.newegg.com
I'd still recommend 256Mb though

Qu4ter 10-19-2003 12:22 PM

those 2 sites dont accept it either

yonexorca 10-19-2003 01:59 PM

256 meg minimun because window xp use all the memerie

but the best is a 512 ram (desactivated the swapfile)and put ajust your lcache2 of your prossesseur in the h..localmachine...

it will run fast

ekÆsine 10-19-2003 02:27 PM

did you say pc100? if your computer is that old it will run slow even if you do get enough memory.

i agree with the rest 256MB should be minimum for winXP. but in your case since you want to be cheap as possible go with at least 128MB, you will see a slowdown in your machine though.

i don't think anybody here knows what a splash card is. you will have to find out by searching through a search engine or ask the people who issued your card or your bank.

kboy 10-19-2003 03:38 PM

256MB, Minimum;)


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