How much more RAM memory can my OptiPlex GX260 hold?
How do I know I'm getting the right type?
I tried to install a newer version of my virus scanner and got a message that I didn't have enough RAM memory for it.
Here's is my current system configuration:
your system has 2 memory slots and each slot can have a max of 1GB for a total of 2GB system memory.
did the message say that you did not have enough virtual memory? if that's the case, it's not the actual system memory, but virtual memory which refers to the swap file that windows uses and is saved as a file on your hard drive. you can think of the swap file as analogous to the scratch paper sheets your math professor would give you to do your calculations so that you'll only need to put the answer on your test paper. :)
Thanks. The application actually used the phrase "RAM Memory," not virtual memory.
By the way, I know that sometimes the slots can take more than the processor can handle (another way to say it...once you hit a certain level of memory, no more amount of memory can speed things up).
Is this a factor in my configuration? I ask because I finally found the "optimum upgrades for your system" section on Dell.com and it was suggested that I use 512 memory sticks rather than 1gb.
hmmmm...i guess the upgrade section at dell assumes that you use the computer just for office tasks and such. but you could still use 1gb sticks just fine.
maybe you're loading a lot of stuff at startup so it gives you that message?