GHz and RAM

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November 23, 2009 at 04:21:20
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 2.2 GHz / 959 MB
How much GHz and RAM is considered alot? My computer says I have 2.20GHz and 960MB of RAM. Is this alot? I'm new to this.

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November 23, 2009 at 04:29:38
GHz is usually given as the speed of the Processor.

RAM, Random Access Memory, is what Programs, even XP, are loaded into, and run by. XP uses at lease 128 MB to run properly. I have 512 MB of RAM, but that is good for I do not do alot.

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November 23, 2009 at 04:34:16
How long is a piece of string?

What constitutes a lot depends on what you are using it for.

2.2 Ghz and 970 MBs of RAM is plenty for Windows XP. You probably have 1GB of RAM but some of it is being used by the on-board video hardware.


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November 23, 2009 at 05:17:19
Thanks for your help guys, I really appreciate it.

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November 23, 2009 at 07:18:25
Just remember "a lot" is a relative term. 3 years ago, that would have been a top-of-the-line system. Now it's just enough to get by (but still plenty for WinXP---an eight-year-old OS)...

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November 23, 2009 at 13:24:18
Sad part is many computers can run 16 to 32 Gig of ram but very few applications can take advantage of more than 2G still.

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