Added more memory - no difference

I've just added 256 MB of DIMM to give a total of 512 MB. I did this on the advice of Belarc Advisor, and also because my neighbour gets a higher score on 3D Mark benchtest!

I am somewhat disappointed that my score remains the same. Is this because the memory has no affect on benchmark scores, as I had thought? In fact, I cannot detect any difference in performance at all.

Pentium 4, 1.6 BHz processor, running XP.

  sil_ver 12:07 02 Dec 03

I think your scores are more to do with your Graphics card spec and settings than memory.

Thanks, yes I agree with you there. So have I wasted my money, then?

  ThePharcyde007 12:15 02 Dec 03

No for multiple applications open it will run more smoothly

  Djohn 12:16 02 Dec 03

Morning [email protected]@m, The CPU and graphics card will affect your score on the 3D test more so than memory. You will notice a differ enc in the added memory though when having several applications open at the same time, or dealing with large files.

Especially anything to do with graphics. Your PC will be able to hold more information in the memory, rather than having to constantly refer to the hard drive for read/write. j.

Thanks, anyone got any large files I can borrow? :-)

  Djohn 12:23 02 Dec 03

Only a metal one [email protected]@m, it makes a bit of a rasp though! ;o)


I can remember downloading a catalogue in Excel format, any suggestions of a site where something similar could be obtained?

  Djohn 12:56 02 Dec 03

click here Scroll down to the bottom of the page and you can download the catalogue in CSF format. j.

I've copied that into Excel, see if I can split it into columns later.

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