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1.Do games benefit from 4gbs of ram? i.e starcraft 2

2.If I install a 32-bit os, could I install a 64-bit after? assuming I upgraded more ram.

3.If I do duel channel, do I have to have the same ram in each slot? i.e brand, model #, timings.

4.What are the benefits of overclocking ram? Will it increase gaming performance?

thanks!
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i suggest you upgrade your cpu and graphics card first plus a new motherboard
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I wont be able to upgrade those for a while, but I can purchase another stick of ram that I have right now. Ultimate question is, do I need the extra 2gbs of memory?
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Yes, RAM is really cheap nowdays, and 2 GB is definitely worth it for gaming. I overclocked RAM before, it really doesn't make much of a difference in gaming.
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1.Do games benefit from 4gbs of ram? i.e starcraft 2

2.If I install a 32-bit os, could I install a 64-bit after? assuming I upgraded more ram.

3.If I do duel channel, do I have to have the same ram in each slot? i.e brand, model #, timings.

4.What are the benefits of overclocking ram? Will it increase gaming performance?

thanks!
2. You can install 64bit later, but you cannot upgrade 32bit to 64bit directly. So i recommend to install 64bit.

3. No it is not required.

4. Most likely it will not affect gaming significally.
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