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I increased memory from 512 to 768 on Dell desktop with 2.4 celeron but did'nt seem to increase speed.what is the problem? Ray.

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That minimal amount of increase is not going to be a very noticeable increase also the processor or a faster RPM hard drive is more for the speed. you can go to the system properties in control panel and then the advanced tab and then the settings tab on performance then to the Advanced Tab then to change tab in virtual memory then to custom size make the initial setting 1.5 times the amount of memory installed in your case 768 x 1.5 = 1152
on the max 3 x the amount of memory again, in you case 768
768 x 3 = 2304

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Agree with all other answers though the speed is in the CPU as well as memopry. Your motherboard will be a socket 468 which can handle as high as a Pentium 4 CPU 3.46 GHz get rid of the celeron they are slow. Go have a look on ebay i sold one not long ago that speed and only got $23 for it. You will also find your motherboard will take either 2 or 4 Gig of memory but depending what you use it for you wont need all that. Cheers from Scott happy upgrading

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I agree with all three answers. You should always know the maximum memory your motherboard can handle.

The best way to get a speed boost out of computers is to upgrade the slowest part of your computer. 512 MB of ram is terrible. Any processor under 2 GHz is a waste of money.

New retail computers almost always have at least 2 GB. If your motherboard can't handle 2 GB, it's time for a new motherboard. Motherboards today can handle at least 8GB.

Here's some tips for a speed boost:
1. Virus Scan - Quick and simple with sometimes amazing effects.
Works especially well with older computers.
2. RAM upgrade - Quick and simple but not always the best idea.
3. Defragment your Hard Drive - Works wonders on older computers. Windows has a defrag program built it. Can take awhile though.

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Before you add any memory, check to see what the maximum amount is for your system. If you max out at 1.5 gigs, putting in 3 gigs will just waste your money. If you're gaming, you might need to upgrade your video card.

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Hi, increasing the memory in a desktop wont really give you a noticeable increase in overall performance with such a small upgrade. Memory upgrades will be noticed while surfing the internet and starting programs on your computer. Had you upgraded from 512 to 2048, a huge notice would be seen.

With any computer the speed is based on 3 components. Memory, CPU, and Hard Drive. You could have the fastest processor in the world, but if you only had 512 megabytes of ram, the cpu would seem like the slowest CPU. If you had 6144 megabytes of ram and a 1.2 GHZ CPU the computer would still run very slow.

What I am trying to say is that for you to see any performance gain in your current computer a minimum of 2048 megabytes of ram would need to be installed. You can easily pick up 2 1024 megabyte sticks for well under $100.

I really hope I was able to help you. If you have any other questions please feel free to reply in this thread.

Posted on Jul 07, 2010

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