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Re: increase the RAM with out fixing any ram cards
In Vista, just connect a flash drive and it will ask it should open it or start ReadyBoost. Choose the latter one and choose how much part of it should be used as memory. But to enjoy it full-time, you need to have it connected always. It is generally used when the PC is freezing a lot and you are running a number of things.
XP is not built to do this, but it can still work. See this video. If it doesn't work, try this international site. But this may take a longer time to load on a slow connection.
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If you are referring to installing extra video RAM then I'm afraid to tell you that it is impossible. When you purchase a Graphics card it has a fixed amount of video memory and it cannot be increased.
Yes pentium 4 supports 4gb of ram.. older system supports 2gb of ram.. So you can increase your memory to your suitable choice. While for agp graphics cards xfx radeon hd launched 4650 agp graphics card with gddr2 memory so you can purchase it for graphics card needing 1gb memory.. Please rate me on fixya if i am helpful..
If its possible which I haven't been able to find info on, you can press the F2 button as you turn on the laptop to get into the BIOS and check in the different settings there to see if you can do it. If you don't see the option for it then it can't be done.
I'm sorry to advise you, your Dell is a laptop and laptops have a built-in video chip on the motherboard and it cannot be upgraded or changed.
The video card used shared RAM, ie it uses part of the main RAM module/s, You maybe be able to increase the video RAM size in the BIOS, but this will reduce the main memory, so you might want to upgrade the RAM in the DELL.
You only other alternative is to buy a later model laptop.
Ok, let's explain this. RAM does not necessarily make your pc faster. Your pc can be faster if you upgrade your CPU or graphic card(only graphic application will make you notice the increased speed in graphics). RAM can be a bottleneck for application that need a lot of memory like photoshop when working on multiple very high resolution images or 3D cad when working on large assemblies, or VMWare. Vista manages the RAM in such a way that you might notice a slight performance increase and less disk usage during standard desktop activities, but XP doesn't. if you don't use very many applcations at a time and/or you don't use memory consuming applications, the added RAM is not used at all and your computer won't be any faster than it used to be. Video memory is basically the same. you will notice a difference in performance from a large video memory(512MB-1GB-2GB) only if you game at high resolution like 1080p or higher, usually supported only by large monitors like 20" or larger.
Your problem is your PC hangs in between. See, the problem may be due to RAM. Some times it happens that RAM does not synchronize and causes problem.This problem can be solved by changing your RAM. Avoid using two RAMs.Use a single RAM.Contact your Computer vendor.
the ram usage for the games you are playing is more so its hanging up. first check the ram usage when this games are installed. the ram usage by the cpu should be less than 60% then only you can play games freely. to overcome this problem increase your ram capacity then you should not have this problem