Re: Speeding up older system

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Barry, May 22, 2010.

  1. Barry

    Barry Guest

    On Fri, 21 May 2010 17:59:28 -0400, wrote:

    >I've been wanting to buy/build a new system for some time but everytime I make a
    >move, something comes up to take my money. So, I'm wondering if I can improve
    >the system I have. It's currently:
    >
    >ASUS P4C-800 Deluxe motherboard
    >Pentium 4, 3.2Ghz processor
    >2 Gb DDR PC3200 RAM
    >Windows XP Pro
    >
    >I'm considering doubling the RAM to 4Gb which is as much as the board will
    >handle. I also know that with Windows XP, it probably all won't be recognized.


    That definitely won't happen. Some will be recognised.

    >But the cost isn't that bad for two 2Gb memory kits (Kingston) from Newegg. What
    >I'm wondering, will I see much difference in performance by adding the extra
    >RAM? I'm not a gamer, but I do a lot of graphics work, surf the web, run a
    >couple of websites, that type of thing. No major problems with the system as it
    >is, just a little slow at times.


    No noticeable change.

    >I do try to keep it well maintained, defragging at least once a week, cleaning
    >out temp files, eliminating spyware, adware and all that. Minimal stuff starts
    >up when I boot up. Besdies the RAM, is there any other way to speed it up a
    >little? Thanks.


    Faster hard drive?
    Barry, May 22, 2010
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