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My current set-up is in my sig, with a 8800 GTS 512MB on the way (should be here Friday). Since I'm in the upgrade mode I think the last thing I need to change is most likely the memory, or at least upgrade it a little bit. I just bought Age of Conan today and it takes up about 90% of my memory when running on lowest settings.

My current memory is the Corsair Dominator XMS2 2x1GB PC2-6400 DDR2 800.

Would it be worth it to buy another gig or two of the same memory I have now? Or is it just not very good memory and not worth the upgrade? I found it for about $40, so its not too bad. And yes I know Vista only uses about 3 gigs of memory on 32 bit, but it'd be nice to have a little more head room while gaming.

I'm just worried if I upgrade the memory I won't be able to find another stable overclock. And I don't want to drop too much more money into this computer right now. What does OCN feel about this? Get another gig of the same, or just keep what I have now and wait till I can afford a decent upgrade?
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My current set-up is in my sig, with a 8800 GTS 512MB on the way (should be here Friday). Since I'm in the upgrade mode I think the last thing I need to change is most likely the memory, or at least upgrade it a little bit. I just bought Age of Conan today and it takes up about 90% of my memory when running on lowest settings.

My current memory is the Corsair Dominator XMS2 2x1GB PC2-6400 DDR2 800.

Would it be worth it to buy another gig or two of the same memory I have now? Or is it just not very good memory and not worth the upgrade? I found it for about $40, so its not too bad. And yes I know Vista only uses about 3 gigs of memory on 32 bit, but it'd be nice to have a little more head room while gaming.

I'm just worried if I upgrade the memory I won't be able to find another stable overclock. And I don't want to drop too much more money into this computer right now. What does OCN feel about this? Get another gig of the same, or just keep what I have now and wait till I can afford a decent upgrade?
The increase will be minimal, as your games relay more on the GPU, its bandwidth, and the GPU's onboard memory. You can get the RAM, but you will get nothing over 7 FPS increase unless you tighten timings and increase its clocks.
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