Conclusion On Install Memory - Installing additional memory in computer depends on what work is being taken from the machine as well as how long you have planned to keep and use the machine.
I have listen that having extra RAM in the machine provide some more output and exploitation of the machine. Even I heard that having less RAM in the system is an inhibitor to utilise the machine in a better way. I want to know that do I need to install any additional memory to my computer system if I have RAM of about 500 megabyte. I am running windows XP in my system right now. I often use to download softwares and files in my system.
I would like to say first that adding extra RAM in your machine is not a cheap job. It is a cost effective and big job to think for. Still its really a good step to be taken to improve the perfection of your machine. Assessment of extra RAM in your system completely depends on for what you are using your machine and how much you work with it which directly or indirectly lies on RAM.
For example if you are using the system to download and save pictures omly so you dont need to provide any extra memory to your machine at all in case it has already 500 or 512 megabyte of RAM. But its not possible that you just use the system to save pictures. Obviously you might surf websites, download some data, check E-mails, sending messages, writing data (in case you have installed microsoft office) and many more work we expect from our computer.
If you are working on your computer for all those outputs, so no doubt you need to install extra memory as 500 megabytes is not enough to handle such amount of data. It will also help to update your computer if you have planned to keep that machine upto unknown period of time. Installing extra RAM in your system will always provide you profit anyway.
You should also check for that how much RAM your machine may handle.
Generally all kinds of newer machines can handle about 1-8 GB of RAM.
But at last it is also a fact to think that why to think about all this at all if things are working properly. If you are not facing any problem with the amount of your RAM you have recently, you need not to take any tension to install additional memory without any reason.
Still its a good decision to update your machine and enjoy its maximum as well, even I am planning to buy new machines this time having maximum of their RAM already.