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hi people i was just wondering on a corsair upgrade for my pc. I'm currently running 1gig of XMS3200C2 Pro 2 x 512 sticks and to be honest it sucks in my opinion
, for example when i click on itunes or any other program i takes about 15 secs to load and it cant handel many applications running at the same time so i was thinking of getting 2 sets of 2GB DDR XMS4400 Pro. so i would be running 4 gig in total. Now i know that 4gig is not necessary at all but would i see some drastic changes in the way my applications load and the general running of my system.

thanks alot john
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1 gig should be fine.. i dont see why you wouldnt see a change with 4 gig. but it probably wouldnt be nothin major. your processor wouldnt be able to keep up with it.
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As Netmaster stated, 1 GB is plenty. There may be other issues causing the 15second delay. I have the same RAM you do and I do not experience this problem.
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defrag your hard drive, lol.
get a 10,000 rpm drive or even a 15,000 rpm drive.
all that info that is being added to the ram needs to be taken off the hard drive. and once again 1 GB is plenty, unless your doing mass video editing
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where would i be able to purchase a 15,000 rpm drive from?
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Got a best buy or any high end computer store near by? or any computer store? if so go there and I find that maxtors do the job fine in the higher rpms.They will have some laying in stock on shelves or they will order one for you. Depending on how big you want ur disk drive is upto you. Mines 8200 rpms maxtor 200 gig and i find it works quite well. But if you find 15000 rpms to be needed thats fine as well :p and yes 1 gig is perfectly fine i think you'll see a dramatic change in the performance of your system after you upgrade your hard disk drive and your ram.
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15,000RPM hard drives are SCSI and are very expensive comapred to IDE and SATA. These are typically used in servers not home PC's. But no one says you can't have a SCSI drive in your home PC.
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a few 10k rpm sata drives [only 1.5gbps though :(]
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Along with a faster SCSI, SATAII drive, have you tried updating your BIOS and CPU drivers etc ?
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grinch2171 wrote:
15,000RPM hard drives are SCSI and are very expensive comapred to IDE and SATA. These are typically used in servers not home PC's. But no one says you can't have a SCSI drive in your home PC.


I agree with grinch. not very many people really have to need to have a hard drive like that. try getting something between 8200RPM and 10,000RPM. that would work fine.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Depending on your processor speed, many problems can be happening here.

Check your start-up programs, see whats consuming your RAM.

How? - Assuming Windows XP
- Start
- Run
- MsConfig
- "Startup" tab
== Uncheck anything that is un-nessacary. ==
*** If you dont know what it is, dont uncheck it! ***

1Gb of ram is indeed plenty, infact, 512mb is fairly good (depending on processor).

Personally, I run a Dual Pentium D (900 series). I use 512mb of RAM, and I can multi-task without a problem, instant loading.

I can almost guarantee you its a application problem.
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I have half a gig. Programs load superfast.

I also have a laptop which has only 128mb. Programs still load fast.

The problem is not your memory. Check what processes are running. Do a benchmark test. Maybe it's your CPU.

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