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System is in my sig. Essentially there is a pretty good sale on ram right now, 40$ plus shipping on another 8gb of DDR2 ram. I was wondering if I should jump on this.

I don't see myself upgrading to a new platform till at least next summer. Would this be a good deal to hold me off? BF3 is hungry for more ram than my current 4gb.
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If you won't be upgrading soon and can benefit from it, and it's a good price, I say got for it. It'll also either add value when you sell it down the line, or keep it useful in a secondary role longer.

P.S. $40 for 8GB or for another 4GB? I got my 4GB kits for ~$75 and ~$45 respectively, if I remember right, so that's even cheaper than when I got it when prices plummeted. Of course, 4GB was bigger back then than it is now, so it's not Apples to Apples, but still, that's not a bad price for maximizing the RAM the board can take (unrelated side note, I know of someone with the DDR3 version that put 10GB in and claims it worked).
Edited by Princess Garnet - 11/5/11 at 5:40am
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If i was upgrading your rig i would certainly, to hold yourself over for the time being. Plus Ram is so cheap it's a sin not too.
 
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As the other guys said, if you're not going to be building a new rig any time soon, then definitely get it. 8 GB will make multitasking SOOO much faster.
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Plus Ram is so cheap it's a sin not too.
DDR3 is, yes, but this is less so with DDR2, although it seems he found relatively good prices on it or something anyway.
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DDR3 is, yes, but this is less so with DDR2, although it seems he found relatively good prices on it or something anyway.
This. If you find some decent DDR2 for $40 for 8 gigs, get it. That is a really good deal.
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PM me this deal. If its 8GB ddr2 for 40 bucks, I want in...do need.
    
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post #8 of 19
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DDR3 is, yes, but this is less so with DDR2, although it seems he found relatively good prices on it or something anyway.
Ya normally I would not be considering upgrading since DDR2 is normally more expensive then I would pay.

Also for everyone else, yes it is 40$ for 4gb in addition to my 4gb already for a total of 8gb.

Another question though, could having 4 sticks effect my overclock?
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8GB DDR2 is not worth it. Upgrading from 2GB to 4GB of DDR2 my be fine but I think you should live a little longer on your sig rig with 4GB of RAM and then upgrade.

If you use 8GB DDR3 then get it since it's really cheap, as long as you don't use overpriced King$ton for your RAM.
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8GB DDR2 is not worth it. Upgrading from 2GB to 4GB of DDR2 my be fine but I think you should live a little longer on your sig rig with 4GB of RAM and then upgrade.

If you use 8GB DDR3 then get it since it's really cheap, as long as you don't use overpriced King$ton for your RAM.
Ya but its 40$ for some extra ram vs like 500$ for a whole platform upgrade.
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