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DDR3 upgrade: 2 x 4GB or 2 x 2GB

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Updating to a AM3 mb + cpu from AM2 rig and so I need new ram. I run win 7 ultimate 32 and use my pc as a media box with heavy browsing.

So is it better to get 2 x 4GB or 2 x 2GB in my situation? Can you recommend some brands I should buy?
    
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Get what you can afford. I'd say 2 x 4GB. G.Skill, Crucial, and Corsair are brands I have dealt with and so far, I like G.Skill the best. Quality is good and it's usually cheaper then the rest.
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There is no point in getting 8GB unless you upgrade to 64 bit OS, because it will not be used. Corsair and GSkill are probably the two most popular brands right now.
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Because 2x4gb is so cheap, just get that and forget about it.

Although you can get by with 4gb for a while longer for what you are intending to do with your computer.
    
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Originally Posted by MrKrrrinkle View Post
There is no point in getting 8GB unless you upgrade to 64 bit OS, because it will not be used. Corsair and GSkill are probably the two most popular brands right now.
^This.

8gb in that system would be a complete waste, get a 4gb kit, it will be plenty
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Go with 2x4GB's and switch to W7 Ultimate 64 its so much nicer and seem to run much smoother than W7 32bit.Heck im running 4x4GB's and i want more
    
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Id get the 8Gb while DDR3 is so cheap, its already starting to go back up in price
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G.Skill Sniper F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2 8GB (2x4GB) PC3-12800 (1600MHz) DDR3 Dual Channel RAM, 2x240-pin DIMMs, Non ECC Unbuffered, 9-9-9-24-2N, 1.25v

$89.00


Any good? Or should I go cheaper?


And is it really worth going 64bit windows will i see a good performance increase?
    
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