Going from 2.2G RAM to 4G RAM?

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by fpbear, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. fpbear

    fpbear Guest

    I have a Windows Server 2003 ProLiant 300 dual 500Mhz machine, turned into
    use as a workstation, with 2.2G RAM. Even though this is an old machine the
    performance is actually quite good, maybe because it supports a lot of
    memory. I can add additional memory up to 4G and it would not cost much for
    these old memory sticks. Would I notice any difference at all bumping up to
    4G when using applications (a bunch open at the same time)? Or would this
    be just a waste of money?
    fpbear, Mar 20, 2007
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  2. fpbear

    leew [MVP] Guest

    To some extent it really depends on exactly what you're running and what
    you're doing. Frankly, under most circumstances, I don't think you'll
    see much improvement... but if you're running a SQL database or Exchange
    with a lot of users, then yes, that should help.

    Keep in mind you might not be able to see all 4GB of RAM if you go that
    far - it's not uncommon for 32bit hardware to be limited to 4GB and in
    turn, hardware often uses the upper memory area for address space. For
    example, it might be that you see as little as 2.75GB of RAM even though
    you have 4 GB.
    leew [MVP], Mar 21, 2007
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