View Full Version : Ram upgrade on pentium mmx laptop

14-07-2003, 01:38 PM
I have a pentium mmx 200mhz laptop that i dont currently use because its so slow. I was wondering whether a ram upgrade would make it faster or whether the speed only depends on the processor's speed.

14-07-2003, 01:44 PM
What OS, and how much RAM has it got presently?

14-07-2003, 01:46 PM
OS = Operating System (version of Windows, probably 95?)
If you say what make and model of laptop it is it will help as well.

the highlander
14-07-2003, 03:24 PM
I just recently upped the memory on 5 acer p233 mmx laptops running win 98 from 32 to 64 megs and in one case to 96 megs. Very little difference noted between 96 and 64 megs. But they were all much happier running 64 megs instead of 32, especially with win 98. Not appreciably faster for the limited applications these laptops use but far smoother and better multitasking. They used edo ram which was going to be an exorbitant price new but luckily my supplier had a small stock of toshiba laptop ram second hand that was compatible and let me have it for 120 bucks.

14-07-2003, 05:31 PM
You can save a heap of RAM by selecting "Classic Explorer" under View.

Also if you run X-Setup from www.xteq.com you can disable alot of Active Desktop functions and save even more. I had 128 MB and this saved 64MB of RAM.

A snappy system.

Graham L
14-07-2003, 06:13 PM
Have a look at the latest APC magazine, for W98-Lite. Ways of stripping W98 down so it needs much less power.