I installed 1G of memory - what should I do now

Intel Intel bx80576t9600 cpu core 2 duo...
February 5, 2012 at 09:40:04
Specs: Windows XP, 1.21G of Ram
When you install memory - is there further procedure to be done - does not have the speed it should

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#1
February 5, 2012 at 09:46:36
Is a procedure after member to the cpu - i added 1G to 256MB of RAM

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#2
February 5, 2012 at 09:52:00
Memory is just one of the components affecting systen performance. In XP there are no additional procedures to do to enable the added memory. Download and run CCleaner (free) to cleanup garbage on hard disk, defrag the hard drive and remove spyware/malware by tools you can easily find on the net. These are the most common and usual procedures to tune your computer performance, to address more advanced practices a detailed info about the poor performance is needed.

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#3
February 5, 2012 at 09:55:44
The actual speed of the RAM modules is governed by the what speed your system can handle, which is not necessarily the same as the speed advertised for the RAM modules you bought.

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#4
February 5, 2012 at 10:22:28
As IVO suggests, there may be other factors involved. You don't mention other specs of your system, (CPU, HDD, etc.) so while there should be some improvement in system performance, the processor, swap-file, system bus, or other factors may not give you a desired result. As also mentioned, the memory speed itself can be hampered by existing "slower" memory modules or the speed your system can handle.

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#5
February 5, 2012 at 11:07:29
Here's what I think the only thing you really need to check: did windows change the size of the page file. Right click "my computer icon", select "properties"...brings up a box....select "Advanced tab" top item is "Performance"....click "settings"...brings up another box...select the "Advanced" tab again.....brings up a box and at the bottom is a box "Virtual Memory".......what size is it......it should be somewhere around 1800mg, in any event I recommend that select "change"...opens up a box with the page files sizes etc ...I would make sure I select "system managed size"...click set....it may ask if you to restart. Now if all the numbers were correct there is not much to do and windows is using the new ram as it can, and it won't change anything....if the page file was not correct it will probably ask you to restart......other than that....as everyone says...not much else to do. Now if the old 256 ram stick is at a slower ram speed than the new 1g, the board will dumb down to the lowest common speed they can run together...which will be the speed of the slow 256 chip. So in your case if the 256 ram is at a slower speed you may be better off to remove it and let the board run at the faster speed....if it can.......if it cannot then you leave them both in.

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#6
February 5, 2012 at 14:24:53
just go to
http://www.crucial.com/
and use their memory upgrade tool....it will tell you how much ram your pc will take. I would also suggest to remove the 256 and just try the other ram. Sounds to me like your PC cannot handle a 1GB stick in a slot. Crucial will let you know how much each slot will take

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