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I've noticed that NCIX.com has the same RAM I'm using now for 100 bucks after a MIR. Do you think it'd be wise to get them again and have 4GB? Would I see any noticible improvement? Should I do it to futureproof my system or should I just save the cash?
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Company of heros and newer games it helps.
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Alot of my games had a improvement upgrading to 4GB in vista.

Just make sure you are running 64-bit version of vista.

I run my games at 1920x1200 on max graphics, so they might use a bit more ram then yours though.
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post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by francesthemutes View Post
I've noticed that NCIX.com has the same RAM I'm using now for 100 bucks after a MIR. Do you think it'd be wise to get them again and have 4GB? Would I see any noticible improvement? Should I do it to futureproof my system or should I just save the cash?
The only way your system is going to use 4GB is if you are running a 64 bit operating system.

64 bit offers no apparent benefits, is buggy, and has horrible driver support. Therefore, it would be pretty silly to run a 64 bit OS.

3GB may be advantageous, although not necessary.
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Well, I am only running the 32-bit version. So.... get the 2GB kit and just shove in 1 stick for now?
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post #6 of 18
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The only way your system is going to use 4GB is if you are running a 64 bit operating system.

64 bit offers no apparent benefits, is buggy, and has horrible driver support. Therefore, it would be pretty silly to run a 64 bit OS.

3GB may be advantageous, although not necessary.
Vista 64-bit is not that bad for driver support. Plus it has increased security features over 32-bit Vista.... then again, it is Vista.
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post #7 of 18
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Well, I am only running the 32-bit version. So.... get the 2GB kit and just shove in 1 stick for now?
no you need at least 2gb, so put both in.
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Actually you cant call it futureproof. Since dd3 is comming out soon (is out now btw).
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I am actually liking Vista 90% of the time, well 95% now that I can overclock the video card in 64-Bit Ultimate.

But I am definitely going to get 4GB friday most likely.

Supreme Commander, Dark Messiah get very close to maxing out and sometimes crash due to memory being filled.




"Actually you cant call it futureproof. Since dd3 is comming out soon (is out now btw)."

As far as that goes, 4GB is still 4GB no matter what speed or voltage it's running
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Originally Posted by Criswell View Post
I am actually liking Vista 90% of the time, well 95% now that I can overclock the video card in 64-Bit Ultimate.

But I am definitely going to get 4GB friday most likely.

Supreme Commander, Dark Messiah get very close to maxing out and sometimes crash due to memory being filled.




"Actually you cant call it futureproof. Since dd3 is comming out soon (is out now btw)."

As far as that goes, 4GB is still 4GB no matter what speed or voltage it's running
How are you overclocking your card in Ultimate x64, I get a kernal error.

I find 4GB a need for playing games on max graphics in Vista. I also got crashes so I went 4GB.
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