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Memory Upgrade

Last response: in Windows Vista
August 2, 2010 12:57:19 PM

I have a compaq presario model SR2150NX. It runs very slow! 512MB memory and 120GB hard drive. If I upgrade the memory, will it run faster?

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August 2, 2010 8:49:23 PM

I would remove the 512MB stick and install 2 x 1GB, you'll find it will run much smoother.
512MB is nowhere near enough for Vista.
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August 2, 2010 9:04:38 PM

RAM upgrade is one of the most cost-effective ways of increasing the performance of a computer (within certain limits). As Jonmor says, Vista needs at least 1 GB - preferably 2. You probably notice a lot of hard drive activity currently due to swap file usage which slows things down dramatically.

As long as you have more than 20% free disk space don't worry about that. Microsoft always used to say - and I presume they still do - that performance of an NTFS partition will not suffer until there is less than 15% free space. Defragging the drive is worth doing if you haven't done so recently.
August 9, 2010 11:46:19 AM

Best answer selected by cc48127.
August 9, 2010 11:46:56 AM

Thank you so much. I have added 2GB and my computer runs like new!