Adding additional RAM to any laptop generally increases power consumption by a measurable (if small) amount, but this shouldn’t be an issue for most users.
It’s also better to have a bit too much RAM than too little, as whatever you gain in power savings you’ll promptly lose to increased disk paging.
When she came back in 2006 she dropped off the PC and got herself a laptop, claiming the 8200 was "junk".
I'm trying to get a couple more years out of it so my wife will stop fighting me over keyboard time. When you start the program it asks for a floppy disk.
It was located in the kitchen and the kids had abused it (I think the true test of any product is how it holds up against a pair of toddlers).
For the upgrade processor I decided to go with the 2.4GHz 400MHz FSB RK80532PC056512. The RAM in this machine is the somewhat oddball PC800 RDRAM.
It never really caught on in the market and there is a interesting story of corporate shenanigans surrounding the development and licensing of this type of RAM.
(I am willing to make it run at PC800 speed) Or do I have to return them?
I will give the current PC800 RIMMs to a friend, so they don't have to work together.