- RAM – how do I find out what I need
My PC at home is geting a bit slow and I’m planning to start doing some Photo processing so I thought a RAM upgrade may help keep performance up.
Are there any significant differences and if so how do I find out what I need short of opening up the box to have a look?
RioPosted 9 years ago
According to our scan, your system already has the maximum amount of memory installed.
Got 2GB in there, was just wondering if I could up it to 4GB as I had seen a few offer recently. Seems 2x1GB is the most my system will recognise.
Oh well – any other tips for speeding things up?Posted 9 years agoRudeBoyMember
Why are so many PCs limited to only 2GB RAM or so? I understand Vista needs loads, yet many motherboards only seem to have 2 slots, and can only take up to 2GB. Mine can only take 2GB, and it’s only a couple of years old. my Mac Pro, by comparison, can take up to 32GB, which is just silly.
And why does Windoze seem to use so much RAM? I’m told running Vista requires 2GB minimum!
Time for a new MB for my PC?Posted 9 years agomboySubscriber
Most laptops older than a year or so will only recognise a maximum of 2GB, installed in 2x1GB chips. It’s only newer laptops that the ability to recognise 2GB chips, and hence up to 4GB max, has been the norm really.
Regarding Windoze using so much RAM, and especially Vista as it’s sooooooo resource hungry, well there is a simple answer. Buy a computer with a well thought out, streamlined Operating System! Such as a Mac 😉
But then you know that already obviously RudeBoy. 8)
Oh, conversely, whilst your Mac Pro (which one you got, do you need that much power for what you use it for?) can recognise up to 32GB, many PC desktops could recognise 2 or 4 times that, if you could actually install it all! Or so I’m told by PC experts at least. Of course, they’d then need Microsoft to create an operating system capable of using more than what most people determine the minimum sensible amount of RAM for most of their duties these days! 😆Posted 9 years ago
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