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ok next week im odering my 2nd gig of ram how well of performace would i be getting i mean i have alot of slowdowns after games such as after playing a game my computer slows down bigtime takes longer to open programs (firefox,media player) and well im just wondering is it worth it
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post #2 of 12
2GB is definately worth it
    
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what kind of "improvments" could i get from it cause i mean its a gskill 677 ddr2 ram not the big time cosair and all them big brands
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post #4 of 12
im sure it will be, i know that going from 512mb to 1 gb was the biggest performance boost ive ever scene in a comp with out changing everything from the ground up, you may not get a better performance during in game play unless your right at the limit of your ram then youll definatly see a performance boost but the big thing will be able to alt tab out of games and not slow or freeze up and may help with your situation
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dude gskill is one of those big time brands
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post #6 of 12
As #2 said.

You will notice your OS and game load times vastly improve, and it's getting to the point where forthcoming games soon will require 2GB. Also go RAID0 & that will help a lot also...(on load times that is not frame rates)
 
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post #7 of 12
G.Skill is one of the top brands, if not the best

And with your CPU, DDR2 667 is very good. Get that matching stick, and you definately see some good improvement. Do note that all of us who get DDR2 800 and faster do so with a Core 2 Duo CPU, which runs on a higher FSB (266MHz v. 200MHz for your Pent.D), and they overclock like insanity (FSB = 500MHz is achieved .... needing DDR2 1000 speeds to stay 1:1.)
    
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post #8 of 12
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lol i dident know g skill was a good brand my friend gave me a good deal said it was a good RAM but i didetn think it was like the big dogs (cosair ballistic and all them) and yup mad max ur right that is my situation my computer slows way the heck down on alt tab on a game
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ok i checked in my bios when i try switching the PSB there 3 options besides the user difne mode 1066 wich i havent tried putting it on 533 and 800 i think but when i try going to 800 i have to clear my cmos cause nothing loads up now that i think of it my FSB is reading 968.3 on cpu-z is that good?
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post #10 of 12
With most of the newer games 2gigs is good to have when loading it's nice to be the first one in an online game, also I noticed I could set my video settings higher.
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