hi gang i'm just about to upgrade my 6 year old delldimension 4600 ram from the OE 512 MG UP TTO 1 GIG MATCHED PAIR CAN ANYONE COMMENT AUTHORITATIVLY ON A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE NOTICING MORE EFFICIENT PERFORMANCE IN SUCH AN UPGRADE? THE MAX I CAN ADD TO A 4600 IS 4 GB WHICH I HAD THOUGHT OF JUMPING UP TO IN A COUPLE OF MONTHS BUT ON DISABILITY YOU HAVE TO PICK YOUR BATTLES SO I'VE ELECTED TO DO THE MOVE IN A 2 TIEWRED ATTACK FIRST UP GOING FROM 512MB TO 1GB. SO... COMMENTS? AND IS IT POSSIBLE TO UPGRADE THE RAM CONSIGNED TO MY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INTELEXTREME GRAPHICS CONTROLLER?
Welcome to the forums Billy emoticon.Yes.title
Every little helps... but you probably won't notice much of a difference - if any at all with an extra 512MB?
RAM is so cheap just now, I'd suggest you get 2GB (2x 1GB), then you should notice a difference emoticon.Idea.title
Unfortunately however, you can't allocate more to your graphics. Leave Windows to handle that.
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Using XP, I have gone from 512 MB to 1 GB on a 4600 and noticed no difference for general web browsing, word processing, etc. But I did not do any graphics or video intensive applications, nor do I have more than 1 or 2 windows open at a time with that computer. On others I have gone from 1 to 2 or more GB and seen no difference, again with XP. For Vista, 2 GB is right, but with XP it is overkill for most users.