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Right now i have 2GB of ddr2 533 and im wondering if i should buy anothe 2gb of 533 or start over and get 2gb of ddr2 800?

edit:Well im getting a e4300 and a ga965p s3 and going to oc with it if that helps!
post #2 of 24
Depends on the build.
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I dont know, not trying to hijack your thread but the person who answers might have the same answer for a new build as well.

2x1gb or 2x2gb
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post #4 of 24
Quote:
32bit OS = 3.5GB without enabling PAE.
64bit OS = 16GB or 128GB because of OS artifical limited.
Is there a need for you to upgrade? I mean, there's no need to go an extra 1 or 2GB if you do not need it. Meaning in if you only use 1.5GB out of 2GB, 4GB will not help because you're not being limited by anything.

I don't know how much improvement you'll get from 533 to 800.
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post #5 of 24
umm 2gb ddr2 800

4gb isn't used in almost any game yet
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If your going vista, i recommend 4gb
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Originally Posted by xiongboi_91 View Post
If your going vista, i recommend 4gb
why nothing uses that much unless hes doing video editing

GET A NEW CPU not 2 more gbs of memory.

There is a HUDGE bottleneck there......
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Originally Posted by iampoor View Post
why nothing uses that much unless hes doing video editing

GET A NEW CPU not 2 more gbs of memory.

There is a HUDGE bottleneck there......
Yea, i just noticed the CPU. I dont know about Koffee, but i did alot of multitasking.... photo editing and stuff...... on vista, sometimes i feel like i need 4gb..but i switched back to XP, so i stayed with 2gb.
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Well im getting a e4300 and a ga965p s3 and going to oc with it if that helps! Will add thsi info to original post.
post #10 of 24
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Originally Posted by xiongboi_91 View Post
Yea, i just noticed the CPU. I dont know about Koffee, but i did alot of multitasking.... photo editing and stuff...... on vista, sometimes i feel like i need 4gb..but i switched back to XP, so i stayed with 2gb.
every single game doesn't use more then 2gb

anyways get 2gb of ddr2 800 ram so it will not be a bottleneck with that cpu
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