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It's a waste depending on what you do with your computer and how much money you have. If you have the money, then nothing is a waste. : D

But for gaming? Yeah it's like... why?
Yea i get what your saying now. Games won't use all of that memory, so i guess it'll be useless.

Back to the topic: Having heard what SideBurns had to say. i totally agree with him....... pair up 4 x 1GBs
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Whoa. Do you notice any in-game advantagefrom 2GB -> 4GB?
I've ran into cases with Gothic 3, Vanguard, and LOTRO. They kept crashing with a error saying I was running out of ram. I didn't really test it with any other games, as soon as I received the message I purchased another 4gigs.

2GB is not enough ram for max graphics and 1920x1200 in vista it seems.

It is possible that those games have ram leaks though. 4Gig is alot of ram, and even with a ram leak it'd take the game a long time to fill that much up

With 4GB of ram i've seen vista take up as much as 1GB of my ram JUST for vista. Vista really loves having extra ram.
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I've ran into cases with Gothic 3, Vanguard, and LOTRO. They kept crashing with a error saying I was running out of ram. I didn't really test it with any other games, as soon as I received the message I purchased another 4gigs.

2GB is not enough ram for max graphics and 1920x1200 in vista it seems.

It is possible that those games have ram leaks though. 4Gig is alot of ram, and even with a ram leak it'd take the game a long time to fill that much up
Ouch. Hmm. What do you reckon for 1440x900? I should be fine. Got me worried now, lol
    
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Ouch. Hmm. What do you reckon for 1440x900? I should be fine. Got me worried now, lol
I think you'll be fine with 3GB. If you have the money though, i'd go up to 4GB.. I mean crysis is probably going to take a crap load of ram running under max... I wouldn't be surprised if 3GB or more is required for crysis on max...

I'm pretty sure games like that will benefit from having 4GB of ram. LOTRO uses 3.2GB of ram for me. But if I pull out 2GB it uses like 1.9GB. So games and vista scale to how much you have, the more the game can use the better.
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2GB is not enough ram for max graphics and 1920x1200 in vista it seems.
I would recommend 4GB just to be on the safe side, or get a pair of 2GB now and upgrade later.
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Get 2x Seperate 2x 1GB Sets of the HZ's your wanting......

If you have 3Gig then you cant run dual channel
    
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I'll get another 2 x 1GB set later on then Cheers all
    
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