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post #1 of 20
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So I'm using Windows Xp x64 so I can full advantage of 4GB if I get it. But is it really worth getting right now on the system I have? what kind of performance increase would I see?
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post #2 of 20
You would do fine with 2GB RAM right now, though in the near future, 4GB of RAM might come in handy.
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With RAM prices so low right now, I would say do it while you can. However, I would get a 2 x 2GB kit, to leave room for 8 GB or whatever later down the road. I have used 4GBs of RAM, and I couldn't tell a huge difference, but I also use dual core P4s with 1 GB of RAM and onboard video all day at work, so my PC feels stupid fast no matter what I do. I would say XP won't fully utilize your 4 GB, but Vista would. Vista isn't a resource hog, it just actually uses what you have.
    
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post #4 of 20
Yes it is. Certainly with Vista the RAM hog.

4GB is amazing.... Made everything twice as fast for me.
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Ya, I wasn't trying to trivialize your achievement or anything. Very well done.
    
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post #6 of 20
Eh? lol

Seriously man get 4GB you will love it.
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You'll notice a difference when task-switching.
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Hahaha, you and I were having a conversation in your Orthos thread, and I posted my reply to that conversation in here...
    
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post #9 of 20
4 GB ftw

Vista will use it because you have it. You don't buy RAM to not use it and have it empty. Haha seriously. Vista uses all your RAM and allocates it to use more commonly used programs, (superfetch, prefetch). So it's better to have it then not. You might notice a difference because you will be able to store more in it.

:EIDT: It doesn't use ALL your RAM, but a good bit after a while it learns what you use so it loads faster.
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post #10 of 20
It depends on how much you multitask ( I do heavily) then it's most certainly worth it....especially considering the low price of RAM.
You would benefit much more if you had Vista x64, as it handles larger amount of memory much more efficiently using prefetch, but I would still go for it even with XP.
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