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No use unless you're running Vista.
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No use unless you're running Vista.
Untrue. XP can still address +/- 3GB of memory. More memory that the system can actually use is always a good thing.
    
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The only thing you will have to change is the command rate when using 4x dimms, you'll need to use 2T otherwise you will experience BSODS. Performance is the same on Intel so don't worry about that...
 
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post #14 of 25
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Untrue. XP can still address +/- 3GB of memory. More memory that the system can actually use is always a good thing.
Why would you need so much? An average high quality game takes up 700mb, There's really no point unless you plan to play 2-3 games at the same time lol!
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in newer games you will see a performance increase go for it
    
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post #16 of 25
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Why would you need so much? An average high quality game takes up 700mb, There's really no point unless you plan to play 2-3 games at the same time lol!
I take it you've never played BF2 or STALKER - Shadow of Chernobyl?
    
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Untrue. XP can still address +/- 3GB of memory. More memory that the system can actually use is always a good thing.
Not quite true. XP 32 bit can see 3.25 GBs of RAM, same with Vista 32 bit. It's the 64 bit software that lets you access more than that, not Vista vs. XP.
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The only thing you will have to change is the command rate when using 4x dimms, you'll need to use 2T otherwise you will experience BSODS. Performance is the same on Intel so don't worry about that...
^^^ what he said ^^^

make sure u use 2t

i have 4gbs myself, but i use my rig for photo and video editing.
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post #19 of 25
install XP64 or Vista64, otherwise ~.75Gb will go unnoticed. Which, isn't necessarily a bad thing, just underutilizing your (allbeit accidental) money. But hey, the more the merrier
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post #20 of 25
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I take it you've never played BF2 or STALKER - Shadow of Chernobyl?
I own BF2 it doesn't take more than 750mb max, but it's really his choice no use in arguing.
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