For systems with insufficient memory, a faster processor will not result in higher overall performance. In fact, adding memory is the easiest way to boost system performance; and it's more cost effective than upgrading the processor. When adding memory it is important to use comparable DIMMs to those already installed. Adding faster DIMMs will increase the amount of memory but system memory will still run at the speed of the slowest DIMM. Because of the continuous development and enhancement of high-performance software applications and operating systems, the minimum memory requirements are increasing with each new software version. Therefore, to maintain the same level of system performance, customers should add more memory when they buy new software or upgrade to newer versions of software.
- HP 1024MB PC2-5300 (DDR2-667) DIMM Memory Module