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RAM Speed Hi,I have problem in RAM speed. I have put 512MB of 333MHz speed RAM. But system speed is too low. Before this i had 256MB RAM. Compare to 256MB, 512MB must be very speed. But i can't get speed. Please give me solution for this.

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Re: RAM Speed

There are many things that govern a computer's speed,

1 The speed of the Hardware IE the Processor, Memory and Graphics Card all contribute to this, (It is assumed that this is working well in whatever configuration you have)

2 The Requirements of your software....Win XP SP2 REQUIRES a minimum of 512 Mb Mem to run properly (if it has less than this it will run very slowly even with only basic Applications installed IE Norton/Mcafee Antivirus )

3 Software problems... Spyware / Virus infections affect the speed of your PC as the "Steal" Proccessing power for their own ends, I have personally seen PCs with terrible Spyware infections that they can barely operate at all, to remedy this I would reccomend downloading the free Spyware tool "Spybot Search and Destroy", (just type into google) and for Viruses you could try using Grisoft AVG free.

I hope this helps.

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According to you're manual on page 6, under Specifications. The manual say's you can run up to a Max speed of PC3200 400MHz, 1GB in slot one. In slot 2 you can run a Max of 1GB of PC2700 333MHz in slot 2. Every motherboard I have come across that can run two different speeds of memory. The system will reduce the Max speed to the lower MHz memory speed. If you currently are using 512MB PC3200 400MHz in slot 1 & add 1GB of PC3200 400MHz into slot 2 for a total of 1.5GB of memory. The motherboard will ruduce the total memory over all speed to PC2700 333MHz. Motherboards alway run at the lower memory speed if two different speeds are presant.
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