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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

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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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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:


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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.

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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.


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on Mar 08, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Adding more memory


would say memory at first. That depends on a few things. Increasing your hard drive size will only help if it has little space left. Defragging your drive and cleaning out caches and temp files will help with some drive issues. If you are already going into this with 1 GiB of memory or more, a memory increase might not help. Keep in mind, DDR memory works better in pairs, it can work alone, but a pair of 512 MiB DDR, is faster than 1GiB alone. Also, check what the maximum speed of memory your computer can handle, if your computer can handle 800mhz DDR2, putting in 533mhz DDR2 will hurt performance, even if you are raising the amount of memory. Check your system specs and match your memory to the computers specs for the best performance. Don't forget about your virtual memory settings, another computer bottleneck

Nov 26, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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How can i free space for my virtual memory ?i don't need a solution for increasing the size of virtual memory instead i want to free space that has been occupied in the virtual memory.


Hey, You got to free space on your hard drive. The virtual memory resides on your hard drive. but if the hard drive is getting full, this will reduce the virtual memory. So make home for virtual memory by free space on your hard drive.

Apr 27, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2 for...

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CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME HOW MUCH VIRTUAL MEMORY DOES A PATRIOT 2006 LAPTOP HAVE


Virtual memory?

Virtual memory is created and used by windows operating system.
This value can be changed and solely depends on the hard drive space available.

Simply put There isnt any limit, nor a minimum. The amount of virtual memory depends on how much was set up and can be increased or decreased at any time.

The purpose of virtual memory is to allow windows to use part of your hard drive as rams.

virtual memory and rams (conventional memory are different things)
you can have as much or as little as u need. increasing it improves performance.

So No one can actually answer that question. Simply put any amount you want is the correct answer!.

Mar 01, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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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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2.4ghz, 128ram, P4, 40GB HD.need to upgrade the system.


According to intel:

1.6 System Memory
The Desktop Boards provide the following memory features:
• Two DIMM sockets supporting one of the following10:
 2.5 V (only) 184-pin 200/266 MHz Double Data Rate (DDR) SDRAM DIMMs with goldplated
contacts, or
 3.3 V (only) 168-pin 133 MHz Single Data Rate (SDR) SDRAM DIMMs with gold-plated
contacts
• Unbuffered non-ECC DIMMs only
• Maximum total system memory: 2 GB; minimum total system memory: 64 MB
• Serial Presence Detect (SPD) DIMMs only
• Suspend to RAM


And yes, you can increase the hard disk.

Jan 12, 2009 | Intel D845GBV (BOXD845GBVL) Motherboard

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