XP, 1g proc, is 384 RAM enough for basic business apps?
Posted on 2006-05-31
Alright, I know this question has been asked, for years, about 20,000 times, but there's also 20,000 conflicting answers.
I maintain a few computers which run Windows XP SP2 with 1gh procs (a bit slow) and
These users use ONLY basic business apps - MS Word, simple Powerpoint files, web browsing, low-res image viewers, email.
My question is - if I upgrade them from 384mb to 512, or maybe 640, will it really make a speed difference? My guess would be "no", but if you've found differently, please chime in.
I'm aware of the "the more RAM the better", but I don't quote believe this - there must be a minimum "sweet spot" for business apps in which more RAM wouldn't show any noticable speed.
(In terms of future expansion/needs, I'll be buying them new computers in a year.)