It is mainly surfing and general usage - not gaming much. Although have to say - i keep open some like 8-12 softwares open most of the time - like pim software, 2 browser windows with 25+ tabs each, some or more explorer window folders, and likewise.
DO also tell me what will i gain from buying a new pc at 1600MHz DDR3 vs 400Mhz ddr2 right now - keeping this thing in mind -
That also consider the cost - $60 vs $450+ -
And can u tell me a bit accurately - what difference i will notice in these 2 , stated above ?
for eg. in terms of using a browser like firefox or chrome - for say surfing - some 10 - 20 sites opened ? I know there will be difference - but just tell me what kind of feel really - when doing this particular task ?
Will it be like 1600Mhz DDR3 will make firefox / chrome feel 1 second faster in most aspects, viz, tabs open 'SOME' faster, sites load 'SOME' faster ?
I know that depends on isp speed but what will this DDR3 ram do WHAT EFFECT REALLY in things like browsing multiple tabs / sites ?
i am suggesting the 990FX chipset so you will be able to upgrade to a piledriver cpu when those come out. but one second on that. what you can do is then get 1866 RAM even though you present cpu support up to 1333. here is a thread of someone doing that [Solved] Will athlon II 630 CPU x4 work with ddr3 1866
now you got the option later of upgrading to an entry level piledriver cpu and being able to increase the RAM speed for most likely under $250 total.
that will have you set at doing any amount of mulitasking for quite sometime. really you need to get off that old platform. buying more ddr2 ram is just putting a band aide on a large gash.
I am thinking of another thing - Will readyboost be a good alternate to ddr2 running at 400mhz ? cos this ddr2 4gb more that i would buy onto this existing system only wud be not very fast compared to the pen drive.
Allocating 4 gb of pen drive as readyboost.
And when i was using xp-32-bit - i could use my system without major slowness till upto 85-90% ram utilized. this slow responsiveness of system i think has started with windows 7 only. Also at fresh restart, my windows 7 uses 900mb ram used up while it was only like 300-400 mb in xp 32-bit. I have 3 GB ddr2 total.
Is there a very fine built or vlited windows 7 - or an easy way to do the vliting or reducing - i dont want to get the reduction / vliting of windows 7 a bit quick way - dont want to spend too much time in vliting it. Any quick guides for this tiny windows 7 ?
First the AMD Athlon II X4 630 (ADX630WFK42GI) won't support DDR3-1600 without a FSB OC and off the top of my head DDR3-1333 is pushing it. Clearly you'd need a new MOBO e.g. ASRock 760GM-GS3 for DDR3 support and one which supports your CPU.
DDR2-400 vs DDR3-1600 for surfing the Web will do nothing noticeable. Complex sites and media are CPU/GPU bound.
If you are running XP then 3GB is plenty and if running Widows 7 unless there's no 'FREE' memory listed (see below) then you don't need more memory. Also >4GB of RAM requires a 64-bit OS e.g. Vista/7. See Memory limits - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop...(v=vs.85).aspx
If you want or need more & faster then I'd recommend starting from scratch and building/buying a new system. Obviously my recommendation is building.