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Right now I have 2 gigs of 8500 memory. I was wondering if 4 gigs of 6400 memory would be better?
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post #2 of 13
why do you think more slower ram is better.

Lets says this for example

2 Vipers, 1200 Horsepower V12 engines

vs.

4 V6 Honda Accords

What do you want?
post #3 of 13
I agree with h00chi3, the slower will not be better, it will just be able to handle more because of the 4 gigs.
post #4 of 13
It will load BF2 maps quicker. Other than that I would stick with the 8500.
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post #5 of 13
Well unless he/she/it is running a 64 bit OS, won't really matter. his/hers/it's sig rig says XP, so...

Example

Like putting regular Wal-Mart brand 10w30 into the Viper
post #6 of 13
It depends on how much RAM you actually use.

If you have little or nothing that can or will make use of 4GiB, then 2GiB of faster memory will better.

If you have programs that, or run enough programs to, make sure of more than 2GiB, then it doesn't matter how fast that 2GiB is, you'll want more.

Continuing with the over used (and usually stupid) car analogies, think of a four seater vs. a two seater. If you've got yourself, plus at least two friends, and you all want to get to the movies, would you rather have a two seater that can do 140mph and make two trips, or a four seater that can do 120mph and make just one? If you're only taking your girlfriend, then the two seater will get you there faster.

In most cases, esp with Windows XP, 2GiB will be enough.
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post #7 of 13
Stick with what you have.
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alright thanks, just didnt know if it would help my gaming speeds at all.
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post #9 of 13
Not without a 64 bit os or some paddle shifters
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Is 4GB of 8500 out of the question? Don't get the slower speed, but having more than 2GB certainly is nice. Especially if you use Virtual PC, VMware, etc...
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