Here's our Hardware Tip for.. June 29, 2001
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Minimum System Requirements--Part 3 of 4
Never confuse a product's minimum system requirements list with its performance specifications. Sometimes upgraders believe they can improve a new product's performance by tweaking one item from the minimum system requirements list--say, by adding more RAM than the requirements call for. This approach to better performance may not work. Keep in mind that overall system performance changes (such as adding RAM) apply to your whole PC, not to a particular device on your system. To improve the performance of a particular component, read its documentation or contact the manufacturer for performance improvement tips. You may find out that some unexpected modifications (perhaps more free disk space or an OS setting) will make the product perform better.