Video Card or RAM?

December 24, 2010 at 04:47:41
Specs: Windows Vista, Intel DG41RQ/2GB
Hello everyone.

I've search the Vista section of this forum for Memory issues but I was not satisfied. Forgive me but I need to post this...

My Desktop Specs:
Processor: Pentium Dual Core E5200
Mother Board: Intel Essential DG41RQ (With onboard Video Card)
RAM: Kingston 2GB 800

I purchased and installed Vista Business this morning and I was disappointed because it is slow compared to XP Pro, I mean the length of time it takes before it respond on something... Well I was already told about this ahead of time, but I thought 2GB is enough...

Do I need to buy for another 2GB RAM or Video Card?


Help me please... thanks in advance and Merry Christmas


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#1
December 24, 2010 at 06:27:32
Have you installed both Service Pack 1 and Service pack 2 and subsequent updates ?

The on-board graphics chip can tak up to 768mb Memory on some boards, so yes a decent Graphics Card would be a worthwhile investment


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#2
December 24, 2010 at 08:03:57
Hi, I purchased a SP1, and it constantly updating, I think a hundred updates already since I am connected to internet 24/7... With regards to SP2, I'm not aware if this was installed...

Well ok, 1 point for Video Card... anymore?


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#3
December 26, 2010 at 17:26:51
Update, i can confirm now that my Vista Business is in SP2, since I installed it last night via update... But still it's running slow... I now have MS Security Essentials as my antivirus... any suggestion please?

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#4
June 17, 2011 at 00:03:42
HI
I HAVE BOUGHT A SYSTEM WHOSE SPECIFICATIONS ARE:
INTEL BOARD DG41RQ, CORE 2 DUO PROCESSOR E 7500, 3 GB OF RAM, AND AZUZ SUPER DRIVE,
NOW I HAVE INSTALLED NVIDIA 512 MB GS 8400 CARD, BUT IT HAS NO EFFECT ON SYSTEM AS I PLAY GAMES LIKE ASSASSIN`S CREED.
PLZ HELP ME FINDING A COMPATIBLE GRAPHIC CARD FOR MY SYSTEM.
PLZ INFORM ME ON Nauman_khan117@yahoo.com
thankx

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#5
June 18, 2011 at 21:41:45
Louiezen: What size and type of hard drive do you have, and how much space is left on it ? Also, what size is the swap file ? Having 2 GB of RAM should not make your computer run that slowly, unless you have a lot of memory hogging programs running at one time. Check task manager to see how much RAM is being used when it's running slowly.

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