I am a newbie to bitcoin. I am trying to sync a full node on my low end PC: 2g RAM, dual-core 2ghz, 250 gb regular HDD. It is in pruned mode. The initial 15% synced in a few days but now the process is fluctuating wildly around 2-7 weeks. Suffice to say it is very slow.
My main question is: how much will adding some RAM improve the syncing speed? And will adding new RAM reset the blockchain download?
I have already adjusted these settings: dbcach=900, banscore=10, listen=0
I am worried that putting in the RAM will "reset" the blockchain download and I will have to start syncing from 0% again. This already happened to me when I was tinkering with the dbcache setting - Which I will have to do again in order to take advantage of any new RAM(right?).
Anyway I hope that was a coherent question. Any response is very appreciated. :)