I currently have a DELL Vostro 400 - Quadcore Q6600 2.4GHZ with 3GB RAM DDR667 - (3072MB 667MHz (2x1024 + 2x512) Memory which came with the machine)
I seem to have some problems with it at the moment - stuttering on some music making programs. I am assuming it's a memory problem not the cpu...or at least I hope so!
What would be the best way of upgrading to get best performance without a hefty price?
Should I just remove the 512mb chips and buy 2 new 1gb chips? Or should I replace all chips with 4 new 1gb matching chips or 2 x 2GB chips? Or should I opt for a faster DDR speed altogether? And do these things really make much of a difference??? :)
Finally, might be important...I have to run windows XP and not Vista - so am I right in thinking i'm limited to 4gb right? or does windows simply not see it but still uses more if it's available?
Many thanks in advance for your help!
PS. If you have any links for chips that would be really great too! thanks