chris86wm wrote:Yes, you would take out the two sticks of 512mb and pop in two sticks of 1g to get 2g total of ram. You don't necessarily have to take them both out. You could remove one and replace it with a gig stick to make it 1.5g. It really just depends on what you wanna do.
My guess is that your computer is running DDR ram. DDR2 is now the industry standard and will NOT work with your ram if it is DDR.
Run a check using this:
It should list all of your installed ram as well as what kind it is. Look in the "Currently installed memory" section of the report and you should see something like "DDR PC3200" or you may see DDR2 listed. Depending on what the report gives you, that is what you will need to buy to upgrade (ie, if it says DDR then buy 2 1g sticks of DDR, if it says DDR2, then get 2 1g sticks of DDR2 ram.)
Will I notice a big increase in speed going from 1g up to 2g?
Tim_the_Enchanter wrote:One thing to keep in mind is that since it's a Dell, there might be some proprietary stuff going on in there.
domromer wrote:how do I access my start menu. I have like 50 diffirent messengers and music players start when I turn on the computer. I'd like to turn off all this shit, the computer crashes a lot when trying to start all this stuff. It was my sistes computer so it opens myspace, youtube, and all sorts of other crap on the initial start.
Most of the time there's an option to uninstall right there, but for a list of all the programs installed on your computer, go to start-->settings-->control panel-->add/remove programs.
I have like 50 diffirent messengers and music players start when I turn on the computer. I'd like to turn off all this shit, the computer crashes a lot when trying to start all this stuff. It was my sistes computer so it opens myspace, youtube, and all sorts of other crap on the initial start.
Dogma wrote:A great tool for controlling what does and doesn't start automatically is http://www.windowsstartup.com/startupinspector.php
This is exactly what the "msconfig" command does.
Dogma wrote:Startup Inspector gives DESCRIPTIONS of most startup items, and also gives recommendations for whether they are essential or not.
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