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I have 4 gigs of kingston ram that you get from wal-mart in my pc now, and just aquired 2 gigs of g-skill pc6400 ram from a friend that has never been used. My question is, would the 2 gigs g-skill ram be b+
better for my system than the crappy kingston 4 gb?
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Depends on the speed of the kingston ram.
    
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i think its 633
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post #4 of 12
667...you mean

i think the gskill is far better ....its faster & b/c your on XP 2gb is fine

go for the gskill

also your 1gb 88GT will highly affect the amount of ram you see with a 32bit OS ...so 4gb is a waste
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How does my 8800 affect my system memory? Just for info! its not dragging me down is it?(it shouldnt)
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a 32bit OS has a 4gb address space ...total
so your v-ram & any other bios function which requires ram is taken into account

so your system with 4gb (if its 32bit XP) will only show 2.8 - 2.9ghz avalible

if you have 64bit that has an address space of about 128gb (i think) so you could use the full 4gb

hence the reason i recommend 2gb
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As I understand it, a 32-bit operating system is able to address a total of 4GB of memory. Typically you'll see between 3 - 3.5GB of the 4GB RAM being used on XP Pro 32bit. With a 1GB graphics card that would drop by a further ~512 (compared to using a 512MB card).

4GB RAM + 512MB Card = 3~3.5GB RAM addressed by the OS.
4GB RAM + 1GB Card = 2.5~3GB RAM addressed by the OS.
2GB (Gskill) + 1GB CARD = all available memory addressed and being used by the OS.

So, go for the G.Skill.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Arch@ngel View Post
As I understand it, a 32-bit operating system is able to address a total of 4GB of memory. Typically you'll see between 3 - 3.5GB of the 4GB RAM being used on XP Pro 32bit. With a 1GB graphics card that would drop by a further ~512 (compared to using a 512MB card).

4GB RAM + 512MB Card = 3~3.5GB RAM addressed by the OS.
4GB RAM + 1GB Card = 2.5~3GB RAM addressed by the OS.
2GB (Gskill) + 1GB CARD = all available memory addressed and being used by the OS.

So, go for the G.Skill.
nice explanation .....
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post #9 of 12
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very helpfull, and thank you! I put in the g-skill, and benched, and its at about the same, but my "new" install of xp is getting old so thats expected.
I'm at about 7200 3dmarks with my sig rig, I think i need a new cpu....
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Quote:
Originally Posted by piercedhippi View Post
very helpfull, and thank you! I put in the g-skill, and benched, and its at about the same, but my "new" install of xp is getting old so thats expected.
I'm at about 7200 3dmarks with my sig rig, I think i need a new cpu....
you need a new board also......
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