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I have to say I totally agree with Bonz on this one. 8 GB could be a bit over the top for dual-channel memory controllers (QuadFX and Skulltrail excluded). Still, after seeing Tom's review 6GB seems to make sense, maybe even 8 to keep the dual channel alive.
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I got the same problem,should i get 2 gb more?,i´m still using xp 32 so i think that 4 gb will be ok for my system.I mean i can get 2 gb of ocz memory for 50 dollars that´s more than cheap!,i think that 4 gb are ok by now in half-2008 we will all need 6 gb or more but now if you already own 2 gb the best option is to get 2 gb more.
 
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More RAM = Bigger e-peen
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On Vista, I've got a DreamScene running, and when I'm working I've usually got 2 Visual Studio's open, and then Photoshop, Firefox, iTunes, Search Indexing, and SuperFetch all going. It gets up to about 70% RAM usage when I'm really working, and it doesn't slow down one bit. I love having 4GB
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running vista 64, going from having 2 gb of ram to 4 was a more noticeable change than from going from a my opty 165 to my core 2.
    
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Originally Posted by PcG_AmD View Post
I got the same problem,should i get 2 gb more?,i´m still using xp 32 so i think that 4 gb will be ok for my system.I mean i can get 2 gb of ocz memory for 50 dollars that´s more than cheap!,i think that 4 gb are ok by now in half-2008 we will all need 6 gb or more but now if you already own 2 gb the best option is to get 2 gb more.
I would, I did...

On the 32 bit win you'd still use between 3.3 and 3.7GB which is not bad at all. If you can add another 2GB I don't see why not because considering the price paid it'd the most sensible upgrade anyone can make. Take these 50$ and put them in a CPU or VID card and you'll see (unless talking about sempron/celeron) that you can't gain that much in terms of "smoothness" as with the ram.
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All I know is I run Vista and sometimes Company of Heroes crashes because it uses all my 2GB of RAM, it makes me real sad.
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Multitask!!
Although generally I just run vista premium, fobar200, coretemp, and WoW there are times, especially while video editing that I need that much.

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To make vista run as fast as XP you need 4GB's.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Jules View Post
You guys think 4GB is actually worth it? Sure it's cheap but are there any games that can actually utilize 4Gb? I am not challenging anything but truly wonder if it's worth while right now. (sorry, don't mean to get off topic)
Its not games you need that for... its for 3D work, CAD, digital imaging, encoding, video production, etc. Besides, having more RAM allows you to run all the apps you want in the background without hindering your game performance.
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