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After i get my sig rig up and running, i'm looking to do some upgrades. Here are my choices: 1. Get another IDE HDD and do RAID, 2. get a SATA HDD or 3. upgrade to 1gig ram... which will yield the best performance boost?
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RAM definaetly
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post #3 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by OCZedd
RAM definaetly
Oh yeah! You will see a huge difference with more ram. XP uses 512meg +/- by itself! When I went from 256 meg to 512 meg, I saw a huge improvement, 1 or 2 gig is best if you can afford it (your HD will appriciate 1 gig and games with 2 gig).

SATA2 drives are getting pretty cheap now, that will help too but get the Ram first.
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Ram is your best bet, your performance will instantly be so much better.
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2x1g of RAM for sure

If you do decide to up the HD too, check my FAQ link in my sig "Dual or Multi Partition HD and why, it m,ay come in handy.
    
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sweet, i need to start saving up the $$, thanks all
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people still use 512 mb ram!? lol so do I ha
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post #8 of 8
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XP uses 512meg +/- by itself
not really...i got XP to run on 64megs, and it wasnt unbearable
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