Originally Posted by SG_Stryker
I was looking at getting four 2GB sticks of 800Mhz.
Wow. If people on here can attest that this will give you a significant performance increase, then go for it. I'll even help you find the best deals. I seem to enjoy doing that now that I have this fast computer. It can actually keep up with me.
But I want to mention again that before you and I know it, our mobos will be phased out, and everyone we know will have 4GB dual-channel DDR3 1333, and X48 chipsets. So, what I'm saying is, I want to get a mobo that supports DDR3 1333 before my mobo doesn't end up becoming a dusty old legacy product. If you got 4GB, you'd be set for more than long enough to get to that point where you could get a good price on a very good mobo that supports DDR3 1333 with the X48 chipset, and you'd never find anything that could remotely challenge your ram, most specifically speaking, the amount of ram you would have.
I think 2 x 2GB (a 4GB dual channel kit) would be absolutely perfect for you since you obviously want to go way overboard to future-proof things as much as we can in this fast-moving world. Not only is it excessive enough, but it's gonna allow Vista to breathe very well from what I hear, since it requires 1GB of ram. But I personally don't know if there's any noticeable difference between 4 and 8GB.
Anyway, I'm a windbag and I know it.
But I'm only trying to help you get what you're after and save you from spending money I feel you'd be throwing away.
Hmm, can you do me a favor? I'm pretty sleepy, so if I was offensive or anything, can you call me on it so I can improve myself? That would be cool.