So im looking to upgrade memory in hopes of multi tasking (I want to browse my 300gb collection of mp3s while browsing a dozen or so tabs on firefox with deluge managing a few thousand torrents)
I have just upgraded from jaunty to Lucid Lynx AND i have 4 memory slots available...(i plan on trashing the current super-weak stick of ram thats in there)
heres my specs from a particularilly wonderful support website which you may recognize the format of.
Serial number: 106417746
Order number: 10815622
Ship Date: 1-25-2007
Your computer contains the following:
(1) Systemax Support Kit
(1) Free DOS
(1) Intel Pentium D 915 Processor 2.8GHz
(1) 1GB PC4200 533MHz DDR2 Memory (1GB x 1)
(1) Intel DQ965GFKR S775 mATX Motherboard w/Gigabit LAN
(1) 80GB 7200RPM 3G SATA II Hard Drive
(1) 350 Watt Power Supply
(1) 16X DVD Drive Black
(1) Logitech Value 100 Keyboard PS/2
(1) Logitech Black Optical Wheel Mouse PS/2
(1) 3.5" 1.44 MB Black Floppy Drive
I am also wondering if i get a 4gigs of memory will i be able to play games? (im guessing no without a graphics card)
Will i be able to watch 1080p videos with 4 gigs of ram? (im guessing MAYBE)
i am comparing crucial from amazon with gskill from newegg.
Gskill seem to have good reviews on newegg...but ive never heard of them and i want something good....just for an unrelated example: Im the kind of guy that really appreciates a 7k rpm western digital caviar black hard drive....so im looking for something decent...but not TOO decent (like those 10k rpm raptor hard drives)...and im trying to keep it around $100.00 USD
Whats the best brand to get? to be honest with you guys the only brand i even recognize is Kingston...so i may have some loyalty there...I have a feeling it doesnt matter what brand i get just as long as its compatible.
ALSO i know in windows you have to have the 64 bit graphics OS to even recognize more than 2 gigs of memory (i think?) will i run into any kind of issues like that? or will lynx just get all awesome on me and recognize the new memory automatically on start up?