Upgrading ram?

By bbqchip
Feb 10, 2008
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Hi, I just reformated a really old computer. A Dell demension 8100 desktop pentium4 CPU 1.3.ghz 80 gb 128 ram =( windows xp home. I will be only using it to surf the net, download files, and covert video file to iso. I have no problem with surfing the net and downloading, its just converting files. The comp takes kinda long to load the application and while its converting files it really lags. Will upgrading the ram to 1gb help speed up the comp? If yes, any idea what ram stick i should get for it?

    Thank You
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Such an old computer either uses RDRAM or SDRAM both of which are hard to find/expensive. Use an application such as CPU-z to know exactly the memory it's currently using so that you know what to look for.
  3. bbqchip

    bbqchip Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 30

    K thanks, would you recommend upgrading it to 512mb or 1gb. I remember reading somewhere its no use to add alot of ram if the CPU speed is slow.
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Have a look at what you can find & see which amount your budget allows.
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.