Closed Will an upgrade from 2GB ram to 4GB improve speed Tags: RAM Dell Windows XP Components Last response: May 12, 2011 5:04 PM in Components Share solgor May 1, 2011 6:09:27 PM Hello,running Windows XP, Dell GX620,2GB Ram. Any benefit in speed adding 2GB more? More about : upgrade 2gb ram 4gb improve speed HEXiT May 1, 2011 7:31:44 PM it will give a little boost but not a great deal Emperus May 1, 2011 7:44:09 PM It will sure make your desktop experience much more smoother even with multiple programs open at the same instant.. Worth it IMO.. Related resources GTA 4 w/ 8gb vs 4gb ram does it improve performance? - Forum Should I get 4GB or 2GB GTX 670s? - Forum 2GB or 4GB ? 800Mhz or 1066Mhz? Matching RAM speed to FSB? - Forum 4gb ram vs 8gb ram w/ 660 2gb - Forum Is 2GB RAM to 4GB RAM advisable in games? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer kajabla May 1, 2011 11:34:32 PM multiple programs yes, but not much: your bottlenecks will almost certainly come elsewhere with that system geofelt May 1, 2011 11:47:37 PM solgor said:Hello,running Windows XP, Dell GX620,2GB Ram. Any benefit in speed adding 2GB more? Ram is one of the better cheap upgrades. Adding 2gb will give you about 3.3gb, assuming you are on 32 bit XP. It will lower your dependence on the hard drive for performance. That said, I don't thnk I would spend much to upgrade your system. Save up for a modern replacement. Best solution jaguarskx May 4, 2011 5:03:52 AM Share As mentioned above, adding 2GB of RAM will only slightly improve performance a little bit. Also, you will only actually get an additional 1.3GB of RAM for Windows XP to use. You actually need a 64-bit operating system to access the entire 4GB of RAM instead of 3.3GB. king smp May 4, 2011 5:20:26 AM I went from 2gb DDR2-533 to 4gb DDR2-800 and it made things smoother but I like to use a Virtual Machine for browsing so it helped having extra memory for that but it wasnt a noticeable increase unless you open very many apps at one time popatim May 5, 2011 12:25:34 AM not even worth ordering the ram for witha pentium D inside, I agree with Geofelt, save that money for a new pc. solgor May 12, 2011 2:15:12 AM Best answer selected by solgor. saint19 May 12, 2011 5:04:17 PM This topic has been closed by SAINT19 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources 670 v 680 v 7970/ 4gb v 3gb v 2gb Forum Can i mix a 2GB of RAM with a 4GB ?? Forum 6GB (2 x 2GB + 2 X 1GB) VS 4GB (2 x 2GB ) for Gaming+ Forum Terrible slow win7 64bit after upgrade from 2gb to 4gb ram Forum 2GB Vs 4GB of memory Forum Can you mix a 4gb ram stick with a 2gb ram stick? Forum 2gb PC1066 or 4gb PC800? Forum Two 4GB Sticks vs Four 2GB Sticks Forum 4GB RAM + 2GB 4870x2 + Windows XP 32 Bit Forum Will 4GB ( RAM ) improve the following system? Forum Nvidia GTX 680 2gb Superclocked or or 680 4gb ? Forum q9550 seen as P3Xeon 2.83mhz & 4gb ram as 2gb Forum PSU Help Forum Is my 500w power supply enough for this upgrade? Forum CPU & SYS fan speed problems... help! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !