Will doubling NV-Ram speed up dial up comm?

February 11, 2011 at 08:32:46
Specs: Windows XP, ?
presently 512MB - slower than molasses - communicating at 24KB
Thanks Bert

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February 11, 2011 at 08:48:47

The speed of a dialup connection is mostly determined by the phone line connection. RAM can have an effect if you are running other programs in the background. First determine how much system memory is installed. One thing that may help is to use an external modem.

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February 11, 2011 at 08:50:31
No! A dial up connection IS slow as molasses! (though yours at 24 out of max 56KB is particularly slow - usually poor line quality causes drop from 56 - I'm assuming you do have a 56KB modem!). No broadband where you are?

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February 11, 2011 at 08:51:20
The only thing that will significantly improve your internet performance is a faster connection. Only when you have a relatively fast connection will other things be significant.

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February 11, 2011 at 08:53:30
Doubling memory, whether it be NV-RAM, physical RAM, virtual RAM or any other kind of RAM is not going to do anything to speed up a dial-up connection. The speed you get is usually determined by matters outside your control.

Doubling physical RAM can speed up the overall performance of the computer and with Windows XP, going to 1GB will make a marked difference, but your Internet connection will still be 24kbs.

NV-RAM is fixed by the manufactures and you have just enough to do the job it is meant to do and no more. Adding more wont achieve anything.



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