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Would more RAM speed up my compter?

By Eternity Dreams · 10 replies
May 24, 2006
  1. If I buy a RAM card, does it improve my computer speed? And how do i stop lagging from games when i m playing? Pls tell me....
  2. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    Give us youre full system specs. But for the most part yes, but there is compatibility issues. reply back
  3. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    in general more ram makes for smoother gameplay on games with large maps or lots of textures. I noticed a difference going from 1GB of ram to 2GB of ram in palying F.E.A.R.
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    games lag for several reasons:

    1. Your CPU and/or graphics card cannot handle the resolution
    2. not enough ram
    3. a combination of the above.
  5. Eternity Dreams

    Eternity Dreams TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33


    Will i need a XP disc if i insert the RAM card? Or After i Insert the RAM card?
  6. Eternity Dreams

    Eternity Dreams TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33


    And how can i find my system specs??
  7. WinDoWsMoNoPoLy

    WinDoWsMoNoPoLy TS Rookie Posts: 252

    Browse to: Start > Accessories > System Tools > System Information

    Copy and paste what you see there in "system summary".
  8. Eternity Dreams

    Eternity Dreams TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33


    OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Name (Secret)
    System Manufacturer LENOVO
    System Model 8294KAB
    System Type X86-based PC
    Processor x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1 GenuineIntel ~2659 Mhz
    BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD C915KT15A, 10/28/2005
    SMBIOS Version 2.2
    Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
    System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    Locale United States
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
    User Name (Secret)
    Time Zone Pacific Standard Time
    Total Physical Memory 256.00 MB
    Available Physical Memory 31.99 MB
    Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
    Page File Space 604.71 MB
    Page File C:\pagefile.sys

    Some of the Name i am not sure if i can Post Out.... Like System name.......and user name... LOL!
  9. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    no. Your computer's BIOS will automatically detect your RAM, if you have done it correctly. If you are unsure how to install RAM, I suggest you check out the FAQs section about installing it. It will save a lot of headaches.
  10. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,426   +112

    I would buy:

    Faster HDD 7200RPMs
    AGP Video Card 8x with 128MB DDR or higher
    Then RAM

    Check your MoBO manual and see what you can add to the system. Don't forget to update your drivers and BIOS.

    Onboard bus Video is slower than sloted video card. That can help you right there in gaming...
  11. Eternity Dreams

    Eternity Dreams TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33


    Okay,thanks for telling me all this Thanks!!! ^_^
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