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I'm running 2 gigs of memory right now.

Would there be any advantage to adding 2 gigs more?

Thanks
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post #2 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by By-Tor View Post
I'm running 2 gigs of memory right now.

Would there be any advantage to adding 2 gigs more?

Thanks
Only if moving to a 64 bit OS.
    
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post #3 of 18
If you're not exceeding 2GB, then I don't see the point. But future proofing is another story.
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4gb is so cheap now you might as well as long as you use a 64bit OS.
    
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post #5 of 18
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Only if moving to a 64 bit OS.
No, I ran 4Gb in XP x86 and saw 3.25Gb with memory remap enabled.......made a huge difference in multitasking.....i. e. Azureus running while gaming, alt+tab out while gaming, etc.
Memory is so cheap right now, might as well
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post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by TaiDinh View Post
If you're not exceeding 2GB, then I don't see the point. But future proofing is another story.
agreed. your fine with the o/s you got. if you ever decide to go to a 64bit, then deffinately get the 4 gigs.
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post #7 of 18
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Have not thought about running a 64 bit OS..
That would be a whole nother thread...
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post #8 of 18
Yeah, DDR2 is supposed to go back up soon as DDR3 starts dropping heaps and Vista uses as much RAM as you give it so its good for the future, plan on getting another 2GB kit this week
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post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by R@ZOR View Post
Yeah, DDR2 is supposed to go back up soon as DDR3 starts dropping heaps
And then DDR(1) should hopefully go back down. $90 for 2x 1Gb of DDR-333 is such a scam.
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post #10 of 18
Is there really a big difference with a 64bit OS with 4GB of ram? Or is it like maybe a 10-15% gain in performance agaist a 32bit OS with 2or3GB of ram.
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