10-23-2011 12:43 PM - edited 10-23-2011 12:50 PM
Here's the Microsoft link:
And here are a couple of links as to where to get the best buys on RAM:
For Desktop users:
For Apple users:
Both pages have lots of info on RAM for laptops, notebooks, desktops, etc.
I really need to study up, as I need more RAM. I am HOPING there is a portable UBS drive RAM booster, so I don't have to mess with the hardware! I am terrified of touching the hardware! lol
Edit: Here's a site that looks informative as to RAM, also:
P.S. I'll share whatever links I stumble upon, for those who need more RAM. I have tons of space on my hard drive...it's RAM that I need, but I most def need to read up on it!
10-23-2011 01:52 PM
I don't believe that this Forum is a store for computer parts. Mods have been notified.
Success always occurs in private and failure in full view.
10-23-2011 03:45 PM
Tech Outpost is the go-to place for helpful non-Norton related threads. This thread will likely be found moved here:
10-23-2011 05:50 PM
Please see my reply about RAM just posted in your other thread.
If you let me know about the details of your machine I'd like to point you to a really good source for information and the RAM itself.
10-24-2011 01:50 AM - edited 10-24-2011 02:02 AM
Geesh, this place is difficult to find! I apologize for starting this in the wrong spot, but I looked all over for a non-Norton board to post it to. Thanks for moving it! And I'm happy I click on bookmarks for topics I want to revisit, and receive the email notices...or I wouldn't have found this place. I couldn't remember the name...just remember "tech". lol Even the search option was all over the place. Anywho, I found it and I'm loving it!
Okay, I just learned something which is great for those of us who need to know our product/model info:
I was in Windows at the time, as I manually check for Window updates regularly, and I learned from this page (linked above) that by clicking "Ctrl", "Alt" and S at the same time, you can bring up all your computer's product/model/hardware, etc. info! Better than to have to look up everything individually. I didn't download the "tool", but rather just did the above command, and it brought up all my computer's info.
Also found another very informative page, for those of us who aren't hardware literate, it is a veritable encyclopedia for all things "computer". Great site!
I learned there that I DO have a firewall in my router...great stuff on that page!
"Depending on the type of modem and Internet connection you have, you could also choose a router with phone or fax machine ports. A wired Ethernet broadband router will typically have a built-in Ethernet switch to allow for expansion. These routers also support NAT (network address translation), which allows all of your computers to share a single IP address on the Internet. Internet connection sharing routers will also provide users with much needed features such as an SPI firewall or serve as a a DHCP Server."
So, I'm going to use the crappy Windows Firewall until I get more RAM and NIS, this week, hopefully! I used to have an internet suite. I have no idea why I didn't ask the clerk about Norton's internet suites, but like I said, I'd been off the computer for over 2 years due to several deaths in the family, preceded by long times in nursing homes and hospice. The last thing I was thinking about was my computer.
Good to join life again, and I am SO happy I found this site! I hang out here the entire time I am on the computer these days! lol What a great group of people on here!
10-25-2011 10:18 AM
Hi Donna, The router firewall will not have any effect on a firewall installed on your system. It is hardware-based and operates independently of your XP or any operating system.
As to your RAM, XP x86 (32 bit) will recognize a max of about 3.5GB, while XP x64 (64 bit) will recognize however much your motherboard will support. This is true of all operating systems. Windows 7, and possibly Vista, has a feature called Windows ReadyBoost which can used a USB flash drive as memory although it runs much slower than RAM.
While a 64bit system is capable of supporting RAM in the exabit amount, Windows 7 is limeted to 192GB, I think.
10-25-2011 11:07 AM - edited 10-25-2011 11:12 AM
Thanks Britton....Hugh has been a HUGE help. He managed to find my computer and gave me a link to find all the accessories it can utilize. He gets 100 kudos from me for this one!
It's weird..I can find HP Compaq computers but NOT the 2400 version I have. The one that Hugh found seems to be the same one. I'm getting all the booklets that came with it out later (they are in storage..thank God) and see if this is the one. Crossing my fingers here.
But, I appreciate your help, too, Britton. It's good to know I can add the two 512 mb ram memory boards and my computer can operate with it. The link Hugh sent me has video explaining how to install them, too! Good stuff, eh?
I have learned so very much in just 4 days by being here, it's unbelieveable!
Need a place to give Hugh his 100 kudos!
Edit: Britton, I can't believe you built your computer!! I have the AMD Anthlon XP....did you start with that and add to it? Did you start with a HP Compaq? Kudos to you, too!
10-25-2011 11:21 AM
I'll revisit this, and share all the info or, rather, I'm going to ask Hugh to....once I determine if the info does apply to mine (there's no picture), but it sure sounds like mine.
There MUST be other HP Compaq 2400 users out there, other than ME! lol If so, they will benefit from Hugh's research, too.
To be continued...
10-25-2011 08:29 PM
Thanks for the kind words and kudos Donna!
As for computers, in oh, 2000 or so I bought my first PC, a HP coincidently, with an Intel Pentium IV. Later I traded it in on one I had custom built, again Intel powered, P-4. About a year later I replaced the motherboard and went with AMD Athlon64 and went on to get a new PC case which involved removing all the parts and pieces to put them in a new case.
After that one I completely built one from scratch...it worked! My current PC is my 3rd complete build and I now have an AMD PhenomII X6 at 2.8 GHz and 12 GB of RAM.
You have an AthlonXP processor?