I would like to start off saying that I am no hardware expert and I think you guys can help me decide if I need more and where to get it.
I've only looked at crucial.com and it costs $38.99 and I was wondering if that is a good price. I have a Compaq Presario SR1000Z.
The reason I want RAM is because I downloaded a new game (Combat Arms) and it loads ungodly slow and sometimes lags out while playing. Whenever I start the game my CPU usage goes right to 100% and maxes out. I think that more RAM would make the game run at a reasonable speed, as well as make other applications work smoother. Right now there's only 512MB and I was wanting to get an addition 1GB.
My understanding is that this will triple my comps speed and my game will, as well as other programs, will go three times faster. Is this right or are there other factors that will cause my games and applications to run slowly? What factors are these?
Link to Crucial's suggestion:
If this will solve my problem is this as cheap as I can get it? I saw at BestBuy they sold similar products for around $70.00 which is a little expensive.