I Got more RAM

Yes finally after 6 years of using the same configuration, I have added a new parts to my PC (i.e. when replacing the packed up keyboard and mouse is not counted). The new parts are a 256 MB SDRAM (Rs. 1500) and a Cabinet Fan (Rs. 50).

This means I now have a total of 320 MB SDRAM and a cooler cabinet, and a serious boost in my PCs performance. Now the boot up time is just 2 minutes (with an antivirus running) up from the earlier 3 minutes (without an antivirus). Now that’s something isn’t it! Now this means I don’t need to run Gaim anymore and even a no more long waits just to run a messenger and Opera together. And a lot more software. Man the performance boost is enormous.

The next thing I want to buy is a Lite On DVD-RW for Rs. 2600, which I plan to get in a weeks time (hopefully). Whereas my ultimate wish list is an Apple iMac, so any one care donate!!!

UPDATE (24-June-2006): I got myself a LG DVD-RW for Rs 2200. I did want to buy a Lite-On but its not in stock and is only available on order. Also Lite-On dosent have an after sales office in Vashi, so had to go with LG (the second best in my list).

16 Replies to “I Got more RAM”

  1. Yo congratulations man!!
    Im thinking of buying ram too and upgrading to like 1GB. Thats should be pretty good. But need the money. lol. So if anyone donates the mac.. donate a 512MB Ram too. πŸ˜€

  2. You do realise that you’re upgrading a configuration that’s been outdated for 4-5 years now ?

    The upgrade I got for my brother (the PC back at home) cost me 6k.
    And that included a 2.13Ghz Celeron (the newer chip with 256KB cache!).
    A 512MB RAM.
    A new power supply.
    A second hand 865 motherboard.

    :S

    What modern OS were you running on your 64MB RAM anyway ?!
    My highly tweaked and stripped down XP idles at 67-70 MB.

  3. The upgrade I got for my brother (the PC back at home) cost me 6k.
    And that included a 2.13Ghz Celeron (the newer chip with 256KB cache!).
    A 512MB RAM.
    A new power supply.
    A second hand 865 motherboard.

    But you had a spare mobo. A complete overhaul of my PC would cost me atleast 15 K and thats leaving out buying a new Keyboard & monitor.

    What modern OS were you running on your 64MB RAM anyway ?!
    My highly tweaked and stripped down XP idles at 67-70 MB.

    It was tweaked more than most ppl would even think on how low XP could go.

  4. A complete overhaul of my PC would cost me atleast 15 K and thats leaving out buying a new Keyboard & monitor.

    Break up of this proposed upgrade ?

    It was tweaked more than most ppl would even think on how low XP could go.

    I have only 13 processes in my taskmanager when the OS is idle.
    Including the only exactly 9 processes enabled and running.

    COM event system
    DHCP client
    Event Log
    Network Connections
    Plug and Play
    Remote Procedure Call
    Windows Audio
    Windows Management Instrumentation
    Workstation

    Those are the bare minimum vital services.
    Nothing else installed or enabled. πŸ˜‰

  5. I have only 13 processes in my taskmanager when the OS is idle.
    Including the only exactly 9 processes enabled and running.

    COM event system
    DHCP client
    Event Log
    Network Connections
    Plug and Play
    Remote Procedure Call
    Windows Audio
    Windows Management Instrumentation
    Workstation

    Those are the bare minimum vital services.
    Nothing else installed or enabled.

    Thanks man, will reduce the process to that list. As it is I have 16 processes running when the system is on idle. So thats pretty close to yours πŸ˜€

  6. YIM Rules!!! lol

    Highly debatable. But still my main IM, and also has the best smiles πŸ˜€

    Anyways I did not get word you said about the processes. You guys bunch of Computer NERDS. jk.

    Press CTRL ALT DELand check the process tab. We are talking about reducing those.

  7. Hey i use a plugin pack on GAIM that had smilies YIM dodnt have in the 6 version !!
    People kept asking ” nice man ! , where did you get it from “

  8. Good to hear! Man, I am spoilt here with my PC! I recently just got a macbook, at a discount through my University.. totally loving it! And yes, GAIM ftw – I use it.

  9. When I press Ctrl Alt Del i get like 50 processes. I have no idea how you guys manage like 16 or watever.
    Well it is good to hear that you got a DVD RW. I have one but somehow its sound has some problem. It comes in bits. Maybe you can help me with that.

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