Good Call on the Ram Mixing,,, ram incompatibility is a frequent problem .. can cause multiple headaches
you can check the speed either by a (hopeful) label on the ram stick or by searching the chip numbers in a search engine.
more evident ram is as follows:
check to see that all sticks are of the same speed..
In XP, there are more processes that run, Local/System/User so it does LOOK like more are running, however, as the previous reply states a Ram upgrade does NOT increase processes
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