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03-16-2007, 09:25 AM
I opened my machine to add one gig of ram expecting to remove a 256 Simm only to find to my delight that I must have 512 internal. so now I have 1.5 gig and wonder if that .5 really matters or Should I have Just Bought the 512.
I hope it wasn't a waste of Coin.
03-16-2007, 09:35 AM
Whether or not you need or will use that last 512 meg of ram (all the time) you have given yourself the liberty to *not* have to manage how many windows or applications you are running.
If you move to Vista as some point - you will be glad you've got the memory.
If I were in your shoes, I'd be grateful for the surprise, and not give it a second thought.
03-17-2007, 08:06 PM
Take it and be happy with it! :-)
What type of machine? Pretty sure with the TC1100 the factory fitted RAM was always in one slot only, not spread over the two.
03-19-2007, 07:54 AM
Well, I added 1GB to the factory 512MB and - guess what - rarely find any difference inperformance!
Must be that HUGE bunch of programs I'm running, maybe some of the tools or add-ins...? I Even reinstalled the whole system at one point, but after adding all those software packages, I'm back where I was before.
Maybe it is also a matter of disk size and speed, as I'm still running the factory 40GB disk it came with (I think 5x00upm).
Well, I just took a look into system panel, software, counting over 140 entries... the program folder is about 4.7Gigs of size, counting about 38000 files in some 2900 folders and subfolders... (Oooops... and I didn't even reinstall all tools after system rebuild!).
So maybe tis is NOT the average TC1100 to compare to ;)
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