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post #11 of 32
I've been there myself, and I say the extra does make a difference even in desktop performance. When you have 4GB, Vista itself will cache about 1.3GB instead of less than 1GB to make more room and thus everything just pops up as soon as you click on it. In games I definitely see some games going over 2.5GB (total usage) with all my apps running.
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(DX10 support for XP soon )
are you serious? this isn't just another rumor? can you link me please?
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I have no problems with having to loosen my timings from having 4 Gigs as compared to 2...and this is DELL memory for heaven's sake if that tells you anything.....and my OC hasn't suffered either...
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Originally Posted by funkycasey View Post
...and this is DELL memory for heaven's sake
say what you will about Dell, but they use quality components in their computers.

please please please... you can't just go around talking DX10 for XP without backing it up. i heard rumors about that months ago that turned out to be false. is this for real or no?
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say what you will about Dell, but they use quality components in their computers.
I must say you are right...my old Dell 4500S desktop has lasted a pretty long time with absolutely no problems except a hard drive failure...and i have totally beat these RAM modules...they've seen some 24 hour testing in a hot room and still are working, lol.
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post #16 of 32
if have money go to 4 gb .......

dx 10 in xp ??want link !!
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post #17 of 32
everyone is saying that 4 gigs is future proofing but by the time 4gb is neccessary won't DDR3 be the standard? And in that case it would seem wise to stick with 2gb of DDR2 and save some cash. Just a thought.
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post #18 of 32
My friend who's on Vista running BF2 on Max settings uses up 1.8gb of his 2gb, so your definatley going to need some more in newer games
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i'm also suffering this question...
i just purchased 4gb crucial ballistix ddr2 800, and im planning on getting vista x64

it seems like i should stick with the 4gb instead of RMAing one of the kits
    
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post #20 of 32
well it breaks down like this:

if you have xp there is no point in gett 4 gb, 2gb is more than enough for you, + xp won't support more than 3.25 gb of ram, (unless you have 64 bit xp)

If you have vista (x64) 4gb is good. i have vista (x64) with 2gb of ram at first, it was fast, no lag, etc, but when i added another 2gb for a total of 4gb you can see a increase in speed, and + it helps alot when encoding dvd's and etc.

i would say go for the 4gb (if you have vista or going to get it)

but like everyone said, i had to losen my timing to 5-5-5-15 when i added the other two stixs
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