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brindly

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I am running a Sony all in one with Windows XP. The RAM is only 521mb and can only be upgraded by the same amount. Would this help with some slow web pages. I have noticed on some web sites the fans start going and it struggles to scroll the page. Would having the extra ram help. My broadband is fine for speed.

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Woolwell

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"If I/E is so slow change to Firefox you will find it far quicker". That isn't always correct and I would go as far to say is inaccurate. In fact I find Firefox quite slow on this site. Chrome and IE9 are often faster as is Opera. I also find that Firefox uses more memory than IE9.

I too would put the extra stick of RAM in. I recently upgraded an XP computer to 1 Gb and it made a noticeable difference to browsing. The anti-virus will use memory too.

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Woolwell

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Ps Of course OP is limited to IE8.

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