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question about adding ram

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Cindy0515, Oct 2, 2005.

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  1. Cindy0515

    Cindy0515 Thread Starter

    Feb 22, 2004
    I currently have a Gateway Pentium CPU 1.50 GHz with 256 ram. I run a lot of programs at once and it keeps telling me I am running out of virtual memory. If I purchase more ram would that help? I dont even know what I would purchase? I just dont know what would be the best for my computer or if there is a certain name I would need to buy.
    Please help me and tell me what I would need to buy. I
    have installed ram on my older computer a couple of years ago so I think I could install it myself.
    Thank You
  2. etaf

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    Oct 2, 2003
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  3. PunkPyro912


    Jan 1, 2005
    while more RAM wouldn't be everything, it would most definately help you especially for your situation of running many programs at once. If your system could handle it, i would go up to about a gigabyte of it.
  4. brite750


    Mar 16, 2002
    yeah, what operatingsystem, model number of your pc etc. you should be able to go to crucial.com plug in your make and model and it will tell you what you need, you dont have to buy it from there but at least you will know how much and what kind of ram sticks you need.
  5. loserOlimbs


    Jun 19, 2004
    Once you buy more RAM, assuming you have the hard drive space, you can increase your virtual memory by going to Start -> control panel -> system -> advanced tab -> performance -> advanced.
    Increase the virtual memory to 2.5 times the physical RAM you have installed for best performance.
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