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So I pieced together a media browser server so I could offload media transcoding from my main gaming/htpc rig.

Its mostly left over parts but I did get a used xeon 5460 and slapped the 775 sticker on it. It seems very capable for the 1 or 2 maximum transcoding streams I am using it for.

I was running low on ddr2. The mobo only has two slots. So right now it only has 2gb. It also has a standard hardrive.


So before I waste any money. As I am not excited to invest any money in this very dated setup.

Will I see much benefits of moving it to 4gb of ram or more with win7 64bit?
Edited by Wirerat - 4/22/14 at 10:26am
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Yeah, 4GB is the minimum I would recommend for anything running Windows 7.

Unfortunately, it's quite overpriced as its old, but I have a fairly large amount of the stuff, and if you let me kknow exactly what you have in their (Make, Model, Serial Number, and IC's), I may have some that's compatible, and it would save you a bit of money.
   
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Yeah, 4GB is the minimum I would recommend for anything running Windows 7.

Unfortunately, it's quite overpriced as its old, but I have a fairly large amount of the stuff, and if you let me kknow exactly what you have in their (Make, Model, Serial Number, and IC's), I may have some that's compatible, and it would save you a bit of money.
for me to run 4gb im gonna need to get 2 2gb sticks. It only has two slots.
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