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Computer seems too slow

My computer seems to download too slowly. My Dell Dimension 1100 comes with 2 X 256 megs of memory. I pretty much surf and do email, nothing fancy. Is there an experiment that I can do to determine if I need more memory? (My machine if bug free and defragged.)

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Downloading files and processing files are two different things. How fast your computer downloads files is due to your Internet Service Provider. How fast it processes that information relies on a variety of components such as the processor its self, the RAM, as you mentioned, and sometimes your hard drive speed and space.

Figure out which process you are describing--either downloading files or actually opening and processing the files and you'll know where to go.

Just an FYI though, today's computers are shipped with at least 1 GB (1,024 MB) of memory.

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The Dell Dimension 8200 Desktop PC uses RDRAM ram memory.
VERY expensive stuff!

Supporting Data:
This is Dell Support, Manuals, and the Dimension 8200 Service Manual,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim8200/

Scroll down the list to the heading - Specifications, and left-click on it.

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In My Humble Opinion, (And again, don't shoot the messenger), it would be better money spent to buy a decent affordable computer, than it would be to upgrade the ram memory in this computer.

This statement is based upon the fact that the Dell Dimension 8200 ships with 128MB's of ram memory.
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The average cost to install, for example, 1GB of ram memory is OUTLANDISH! (Not shouting)

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Example 2:

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I was unable to access pny's web site to use their memory configurator for your Dell Dimension 1100. I did, however, find information regarding the RAM supported in your computer on Dell's web site.

You can find downloads and information HERE on Dell's web site (for your Dell Dimension 1100).

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