Originally Posted by RoscoeMcGurk
Hold on there now, me and many others are already seeing problems with only having 2gb on Vista for gaming. For Vista I think people need to start throwing out the "2gb is plenty" mentality, cause it's not enough, for gaming mostly I mean, for now anyway. And as time passes, 2gb will quickly IMO become more and more insufficient. I added more ram, can't see it all cause I have 32bit Vista, but now I have a little over 3gb, and trust me it helps. I wish I had gotten 64bit Vista actually, may move this OS to my other rig to replace XP on it, then I'll get 64bit Vista for my main here.
But that's the thing, if it's true I shouldnt have to take your word.
Recently there have being a few excellent benchmarks on the performance of 4GB and 2GB in 64 bit OS systems, talking games that are very resource intensive like oblivion and there is barely any improvement, talking like maybe 2-3 fps if that.
There is no indication that this will change with new and upcoming games, and even that's getting ahead of ourselves since crysis isn't due out till near the end of the year.
Even if we found there to be some fair improvements, I feel it is much safer to wait to see that when it actually happens.
DDR3 might actually be worth buying by that time anyway, in which case it would make sense to buy 4GB of that instead.