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dual-display & more RAM vs. new iMac?

Which would be more beneficial for a Photoshop user: dual-display + more RAM, or a new iMac with a faster processor? [more inside]
posted by blastrid on Nov 2, 2007 - 18 answers

Help me spur my laptop into better PhotoShoppery!

I have a lengthy question about comic-making, PhotoShop, and aging computers. [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Sep 19, 2007 - 23 answers

How to install more RAM in my Everex laptop?

How do I fix it if Vista is causing my new off-brand laptop to choke while playing DVDs? [more inside]
posted by letahl on Aug 22, 2007 - 4 answers

Apologies if it's not kosher to turn the green into one's private Genius Bar.

Is it worthwhile to upgrade the RAM on a six-year-old iBook? [more inside]
posted by donpedro on Aug 9, 2007 - 16 answers

Does such RAM exist in a single 2GB DIMM: 200-Pin DDR SO-DIMM DDR 333 (PC 2700) Notebook Memory?

Does such RAM exist in a single 2GB DIMM: 200-Pin DDR SO-DIMM DDR 333 (PC 2700) Notebook Memory? [more inside]
posted by drinkspiller on Aug 2, 2007 - 6 answers

Did my new RAM kill my video adapter?

BSODFilter: I tried to install a RAM upgrade in my girlfriend's Dell Inspiron 1100 laptop, and got nothing on screen after powerup. So I replaced the old DIMM, and got the BSOD -- the file that was missing was a driver for the Intel video adapter. Long story short, it's still not working. [more inside]
posted by YoungAmerican on Aug 2, 2007 - 10 answers

Need help in identifying a RAM Module

I need help in identifying this RAM module. Ideally I would have taken a picture and just posted it here but I'm one of the few people remaining who don't yet own a digital camera, so I'll just note down what's written on it and hope that someone can make sense on if it. [more inside]
posted by sk381 on Aug 1, 2007 - 5 answers

Memory test failure? What's that?

Computingretardfilter: I've got a stubborn old desktop that I don't know what to do with. "Memory test failure", it tells me. [more inside]
posted by saysthis on Jul 28, 2007 - 16 answers

Please help me get my Gmail...

I'm running Firefox 2.0.0.5 and Roboform extension v6.9.4. When I visit Gmail, I get a ridiculously high memory spike, usually about 200mb. Why is this? [more inside]
posted by Rabulah on Jul 28, 2007 - 2 answers

DDR2 in DDR1 slot, same pin count

Can I use 200-pin SO-DIMM DDR2 RAM in a 200-pin SO-DIMM DDR1 RAM slot? [more inside]
posted by pravit on Jul 2, 2007 - 9 answers

Why is my Windows XP acting wonky?

My Windows XP acts really weird when I have a lot of programs open... [more inside]
posted by qvtqht on Jun 5, 2007 - 4 answers

If my memory serves me ...

Upgrading memory - is the price difference between DDR PC3200 and DDR PC4000 worth it? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on May 31, 2007 - 10 answers

Best source for old RAM

Looking for a reputable source for old RAM (Dell XPS, T600). [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan on May 30, 2007 - 9 answers

Is it worth the price premium to buy Kingston RAM?

Is it worth the price premium to buy Kingston RAM? [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on May 20, 2007 - 28 answers

How is physical memory recognized by a 32-bit OS running on 64-bit hardware?

How is physical memory recognized by a 32-bit OS running on 64-bit hardware? [more inside]
posted by Caviar on May 14, 2007 - 8 answers

SoDimms won't fit

Did the physical form of the SoDIMM change between the PC2700 and the PC5300 design? [more inside]
posted by mojohand on May 10, 2007 - 4 answers

Can XP use over 4GB RAM?

I'm building a new PC running WinXP. Someone tells me XP won't see or use anything over 4GB of RAM. True or false?
posted by SilverTail on Apr 26, 2007 - 5 answers

DIMM DDR RAM INSANITY

PC performance issues. 1) Is it a good idea to fill up all 3 of my DIMM slots, when my motherboard manual says that the max speed will be DDR 200 instead of DDR 400? The motherboard is an ASUS K8V SE Deluxe. 2) How do I best identify the bottlenecked hardware component that's causing framerate jerkiness e.g. when playing Oblivion (e.g. RAM, processor, AGP card)?
posted by thirteenkiller on Apr 26, 2007 - 14 answers

Upgrading RAM on my MBP: 3rd party RAM and warranty issues

Upgrading RAM on my MBP: 3rd party RAM and warranty issues [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop on Apr 23, 2007 - 17 answers

Adobe CS3 system requirements question

Can I run Adobe CS 3 Design Premium with only 512MB of RAM? [more inside]
posted by stleric on Apr 19, 2007 - 14 answers

Unstable Mac! Advice for testing RAM?

My Mac is totally messed up! Help! (Hardware issue, probably ram chips, maybe HD) [more inside]
posted by anonymoose on Apr 4, 2007 - 13 answers

Chords for "Ring Telephone Ring" by Buck Ram?

[obscuremusicfilter] Wondering if anyone has reliable chords and/or sheet music to "Ring Telephone Ring" by Buck Ram. [more inside]
posted by unmusic on Mar 13, 2007 - 2 answers

How to find my laptop's second RAM slot

Why can't I find the second RAM slot in my laptop? [more inside]
posted by zembla3 on Jan 24, 2007 - 9 answers

Laptop on the cheap. What are the minimum specs?

Shopping for a cheap used laptop: What are the minimum specs I should be looking for with respect to CPU, RAM, HD? I'm planning to use WinXP (maybe I'll settle for 2K), Open Office, and FireFox (including some AJAX-heavy web sites such as gmail, Google Docs, del.icio.us), with a wifi card. And not much else. I want to avoid "I'm always waiting for this stupid slow computer!" but not spend much more than the minimum needed to avoid that.
posted by Leonard of Vince on Dec 18, 2006 - 24 answers

Is it possible to write a program that uses only physical RAM, and not the swap/pagefile in Windows?

Is it possible to write a program that uses only physical RAM, and not the swap/pagefile in Windows? [more inside]
posted by torpark on Nov 30, 2006 - 5 answers

Do I need to add RAM in matching pairs?

Do I have to add RAM in matched pairs to my dullard of a Dell Dimension 110? I've gotten conflicting information and don't know who to believe. I need to finish this post haste to meet a client deadline and I'm freaked at the prospect of ruining my computer, dismal as it is. I've got 256 and I'm trying to add another 100.
posted by wordswinker on Nov 12, 2006 - 8 answers

Can you underlock DDR2-6400 to DDR2-4200?

I want to upgrade my pc's memory, but I noticed 6400 is the same price as 4200, and I can use the ram to in a faster system later. Does faster ram (400mhz) 6400 underlock to (233mhz) 4200? Gskill has 2 gigs for 187 on newegg, 5-5-5-15, why my system ram is ddr2-4200 4-4-4-12.
posted by IronWolve on Oct 15, 2006 - 9 answers

Bad RAM causes hard drive crash?

I think bad RAM crashed the hard drive in my ibook g4. How can I make sure it was bad RAM and not a more sinister problem? [more inside]
posted by sievehead on Oct 3, 2006 - 7 answers

Help me find the best RAM possible for my Macbook

Help me find the best RAM possible for my Macbook. [more inside]
posted by JPowers on Oct 2, 2006 - 12 answers

$1099 Macbook: am I selling myself short?

Will I be at any disadvantage if I buy the most basic of the Macbooks? What would I NOT be able to do that I might have to do? This would be my first laptop, I'm on a limited budget (less than $1300), and I live both inside and outside the United States, so I have a few (sub-)questions. [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Sep 24, 2006 - 17 answers

Please help me select RAM for my Dell 5150 Inspiron

Help me select RAM for my Dell Inspiron 5150. Currently I have 512 MB RAM and Belarc Advisor says "Slot 'DIMM_A' has 256 MB and Slot 'DIMM_B' has 256 MB." [more inside]
posted by sk381 on Aug 21, 2006 - 12 answers

Missing MegaByte

I'm trying to work my way through the activation process for my new RoadRunner service. The flash wizard that analyzes my computer tells me that I have only 127 MB of RAM, 1 short of the necessary 128 to continue setup. My computer disagrees with the wizard. Is it even possible that this is the case? If so, how do I get back my essential 1 MB?
posted by yamel on Jul 31, 2006 - 7 answers

Thinkpad Macbook RAM exchange?

Can I use a 256 MB PC5300 DDR2 SO-DIMM removed from an Apple MacBook in an IBM R40 Thinkpad (2722-gcu)?
posted by timeistight on Jul 23, 2006 - 1 answer

Help us upgrade our gaming PC without breaking the bank.

Help us upgrade our gaming PC without breaking the bank. [more inside]
posted by ArmyOfKittens on Jul 16, 2006 - 9 answers

iBook for the hard of thinking...

Has anyone added RAM to an iBook G4? [more inside]
posted by lois1950 on May 18, 2006 - 16 answers

Help me 2Rank my RAM choices

What are the advantages/disadvantages of using 2Rank DIMMS as opposed to standard DIMMs? [more inside]
posted by pmbuko on May 1, 2006 - 2 answers

Attention planespotters

I snapped this picture of a plane on a typical approach for landing at Dallas-Fort Worth airport. Upon closer inspection, I noticed a small propellor deployed under the plane. Googling taught me its a ram air turbine that is used for emergency power during a hydraulic/electrical failure. Does anybody know if its used under normal conditions, or did a happen to snap a picture of a plane during an (unpublicized) emergency landing?
posted by punkfloyd on Apr 7, 2006 - 17 answers

bypass corrupted RAM chips?

is there any way to bypass corrupted RAM chips? [more inside]
posted by Infernarl on Mar 13, 2006 - 9 answers

DRAM and Dell

GoddamnIwanttoplayNewPCGamesfilter: DRAM and Dell. [more inside]
posted by Lockeownzj00 on Jan 27, 2006 - 20 answers

Computer upgrade options

I'd like to upgrade my 4 year old Dell Dimension 8200 computer, while hopefully getting components that I could use later, should I decide to build a whole new system in a few months. Sadly, I know nearly nothing about computer hardware. [more inside]
posted by Elpoca on Jan 5, 2006 - 23 answers

Can I use PC ram for my Mac G4?

Can I use PC ram for my Mac G4? [more inside]
posted by Sallysings on Jan 2, 2006 - 8 answers

Can I use my iMac integrated monitor as a MacMini monitor?

Can I use my G4 iMac (the one that has a round base and a swivelly flat monitor) as a monitor/second hard drive for a new mac mini? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Dec 10, 2005 - 10 answers

How much Ram can be installed into an IBM 600 X Laptop

I own a used IBM 600X Laptop with very little Ram. Would anyone know the maximum amount of Ram I can install. Also what is the model number or description of the Ram I should purchase from a computer store? Thanks in advance.
posted by Mckoan1 on Nov 11, 2005 - 6 answers

Adding VRAM to a Mac Mini?

Is it possible to add more VRAM to a Mac Mini?
posted by Tlogmer on Nov 2, 2005 - 11 answers

I've got 2GB of RAM, help me find a Dell server

I've just purchased 4 sticks of PNY 512MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz RAM (2GB). Where can I find a Dell server that will accept this RAM? I don't mind used computers and I'd like to keep it under $500. Finding which RAM to put in a given machine is easy. But I'm struggling with finding all the machines that will accept my RAM. I prefer Dell but some other server with nice case design (tool-less entry, etc) would be considered. Pentium or AMD please.
posted by phildog on Oct 28, 2005 - 12 answers

upgrading an old computer

Help me upgrade my work computer to make it run better. [more inside]
posted by ikkyu2 on Oct 25, 2005 - 31 answers

Best memory configuration for a Power Mac G5?

Which is a better memory configuration on a Power Mac G5: 4x1GB or 8x512? What's the advantage/disadvantage of either configuration (besides the price)? [more inside]
posted by squink on Sep 22, 2005 - 4 answers

Firefox hogging RAM

Peeking into Activity Monitor in Mac OS 10.3, I am noticing that Firefox is using more than 130 of my 512 megabytes of RAM, along with more than 450 megs of virtual memory. This is with one window open with three tabs (this page, a blog, and GMail). Do I have some setting set incorrectly or is Firefox a shamless RAM hog? Is there another browser that might leave me with more memory for Word, Excel, Entourage, Photoshop, iTunes, etc?
posted by sindark on Sep 12, 2005 - 18 answers

Dig Dat Ram

Ugh, memory technologies change faster than Italian governments... [more inside]
posted by Popular Ethics on Aug 30, 2005 - 6 answers

What happened to RAM compression?

Are there any Windows RAM compression programs still out there? [more inside]
posted by krisjohn on Aug 16, 2005 - 13 answers

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