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Old 01-30-2007, 10:26 AM   #5
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Dunno if this helps, but here's a rough rule of thumb regarding laser printer resolution and memory reqs:

300dpi = 1Mb
600dpi = 4Mb
1,200dpi = 16Mb
2,400dpi (they exist!) = 64Mb

The figures are quadripuled as a 600dpi image for example has FOUR times as much data as a 300dpi one.

As I think an HP 2200 is a 1,200dpi laser, I think the extra RAM you bought was a good investment a quite a bargain!! That's about £13 in proper money ;-)

You could have gotten away with one 32Mb stick giving a total of 40MB. However, you can never have too much memory.

8Mb would have been WAY too little anyway and you'd have out of memory error messages before too long.
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