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    is there a way to install a 2nd HD for a backup in Dimension 3000?

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Purchase HDD and RAM, install in computer.
If you plan on replacing the hard drive, and not just adding an aditional drive, be prepared to either re-install your OS, and applications, or use an imaging software such as Symantec Ghost.

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Easier said than done...

If you have the specifications of your current memory, you should be able to find higher capacity compatible RAM at any computer or office supply store. If you can find the right kind, then you simply need to buy it and put it in. Older and more rare types you may need to order via internet.

Upgrading the hard drive can be a tough process. Some drives used to come with upgrading software right on the drive (like Maxtor for example) but they don't seem to do that any more. So, besides buying the right type (either PATA or SATA connector) drive, and the size you want, you have to check your system specs to see how large a drive you can put in, older systems are limited. In addition, you would need to buy hard drive duplicating software, like Powerquest Drive Image.

To see the process of upgrading a drive, I found a page for you, as the details are quite extensive...

http://www.dansdata.com/sbs27.htm

Posted on Apr 21, 2008

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What type of external hard drive can be added


The motherboard can only take 2 GB of memory. If you tried a larger memory stick in any slot, the motherboard will fail to recognize it. A larger hard drive or an external drive will only increase storage and page file capacity. This will not improve the performance of the computer. Memory caching to the hard drive is limited to the bus speed of the hard drive interface (much slower than the RAM).

The better option if you can offered it is a new computer, if you do any gaming. You are dealing with a 2.8 GHz CPU with a 400 MHz bus. The computer is probably fine for e-mail but video and gaming response will not improve.

I wish that I had better news for you.

Cindy Wells
(who replaced her Pentium 4 system that took 4 GB of DDR memory a few months ago. Too many other parts were failing.)

Jan 04, 2013 | Insignia D400a PC Desktop

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How to solve low memory problems? Normally this warning message shows when you...


How to solve low memory problems?


Normally this warning message shows when you run many programs same time than the RAM installed on your computer is designed to support. Your can solve this problem by increasing the system paging file size also called as virtual memory. Using this virtual memory windows moving information to and from the paging file for fast processing. This will free up enough RAM for other programs to run properly.

To increase the system page file follow the give path:

Control Panel > System > Advanced > Click on Settings (Under Performance) > Advanced > Change

Here under Drive (Volume label), you have option to select any of your hard disk drive, but the best choice is, select any drive other than C drive for virtual memory.

Set the double Initial & Maximum Size of your Virtual Memory. Here set initial size 700 MB and maximum size up to 1000MB; you can change this size according to the free space available on your hard drive.

on Apr 08, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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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.


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

Jul 07, 2010 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Emacine T5234


to add memory, for increased virtual memory it is to delete msic data from the hard drive, if it is your hard drive low on space you should purchase another hard drive and make the new hard drive as the slave to store more, on it. if not have a bigger hard drive installed, obtain a USB external hard drive. to add increased more memory you have to open the pc, add another sdram/dimm/ddr memory card.





Dec 28, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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I need to add hard drive space, my disc is full...increasing the ram is not enough right?


RAM and Hard drive are distinct issues, if there is some error about the Virtual Memory Low, then Increasing the RAM is better option.

But if you are sure that the Hard drive is full, then definitely the solution lies in upgrading to a larger one, or adding an other one, with the old.


Regards, WAQAR.

Dec 22, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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How do i combime two hard drives to increase memory ?


RAM (Random Access Memory) are memory chips that the computer uses to run programming on the computer. This can be upgraded to the limit the computer will support, a good reference for capability of your system and a good source for purchase at www.crucial.com
The Hard Disk Drive, is like a computer filing cabinet where you install programs and store data on your system.
I assume, you are talking about combining 2 hard drives to create more disk space on your system. This is done by setting up a RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Drives) To do this you will need a computer that supports RAID or install a RAID controller and configure 2 or more drives to create an array.
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Oct 18, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Low virtual memory problem


your computer has used up its physical memory (RAM) and is currently utilizing and eating up hard drive space. A computer designates a certain amout of "FAKE" or wat they call virtual memory from the hard drive and when that is taken up it shows low virtual memory. Simply put this just means you need to increase the amount of ram on the computer :)

Mar 22, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Virtual memory


dear barbwire

your hard drive nearlly full in which your os is installed.so pls increase your winxp drive capacity or remove program and data which are not importent or send them to other drive .then remove temp files. perform disk cleanup.and run chkdsk utility in cmd. your problem is solved.

bye.
kishor khatri

Mar 18, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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