Will upgrading my memory card stop my computer from freezing?

by on December 29, 2008

Q: I have a ATI Radeon 4850 512mb video card. I was thinking of getting another 512 4850 or perhaps a 1gb 4850/4870. I use this computer on a 52″ 1080p Plasma. Will getting one of those cards and setting them up Crossfired to my card improve my performance? As is the computer freezes sometimes or is slow to respond for a few seconds and I suspect it is my video card or my CPU is not fast enough.

The rest of my system is an AMD 2.9ghz dual core, 2gb ddr2 800, a 550w PSU, and windows XP.


One Response to “Will upgrading my memory card stop my computer from freezing?”
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    Your processor seems to have above average power, and your graphics card is currently one of the best in the industry. So I seriously doubt that either of those components is causing your computer to freeze.

    In my opinion, your should run some software maintenance routines on your computer. The maintenance software included in Windows XP/Vista is not very good. So before you spend your hard-earned money on a new computer hardware, try running the following FREE maintenance programs:

    http://www.ccleaner.com/
    http://www.defraggler.com/
    http://www.recuva.com/

    Let me know whether or not the above programs solve your freezing problems.

    PS: You might want to add more RAM to your computer. If you can afford to do so, I recommend that you consider putting the maximum possible amount of RAM into your computer — probably 6 GB more on your system, for a total of 8 GB of RAM.