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Just curious if anyone has tested and might know what the possible benefits of 4 gigs of memory would be in Windows XP? Yes, I know it doesn't recognize or utilize all 4 gigs.
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Not tested but, save your $$$ and buy something else when YOU need it.
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Not tested but, save your $$$ and buy something else when YOU need it.
agreed
    
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$$$ isn't an issue

Guess I could use some of the 4 or 5 sets of Kingstion 1 gig sticks I have laying around and see how benches go with 2 and 4 gigs...
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from what ive heard its a waste of time as 32bit windows wont reconise all 4gigs so id just spend my money on something else
    
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Just curious if anyone has tested and might know what the possible benefits of 4 gigs of memory would be in Windows XP? Yes, I know it doesn't recognize or utilize all 4 gigs.
BTW do you know that xp doesn't recognize or utilize all 4 gigs?!

hahah

Seriously, if you dont do hardcore photoshoping or 3d rendering you dont need it, unless you are in vista.
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post #7 of 14
750 Mb won't be recognized at all. XP isnt resource intensive enough to really utilize 3.25Gb anyways, so besides benching and video editing, its pretty moot. In fact you may see a better performance gain by getting a sound card, to take stress off the cpu from running onboard. people say they can get a 10-20% gain from going with a sound card.
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2 gigs is plenty, i run 1 gig just fine
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post #9 of 14
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Just curious if anyone has tested and might know what the possible benefits of 4 gigs of memory would be in Windows XP? Yes, I know it doesn't recognize or utilize all 4 gigs.
Well: It isn't worth the money, shows no noticeable or real difference, and nothing really utilizes 4 gigs.
    
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post #10 of 14
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Mainly just a hypothetical question. Though once I get my motherboard back, I may run some tests with 2 and 4 gigs to see if there's any (noticeable) changes in benchmarks
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