So, I’m running a machine with 4 memory slots. Yesterday I had two of them filled with 1GB in each one. Today, I put in a 2GB strip in the third slot so I now have a total of 4GB of RAM. RAM shows up in the system, and it is a high quality stick.
When I ran the windows vista performace check yesterday (before the upgrade), my RAM registered at a 5.9 (whatever that means). After installing the new stick, it went down to 4.7 and I haven’t noticed any visible improvement. Now, I am pretty sure that the windows performance check is kind of skewed, but I’m wondering if i went about the RAM upgrade in the right way.
Long story short–is there a right way and a wrong way to upgrade RAM? And if so, which did I do?