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post #51 of 71
Here's a thought...

I'm buying a GTX 260 soon to replace my sig card. I wonder if i'll see a performance decrease because it will use more of my 4Gb limit than my 8800GTS 512 does? Does that mean i'll only have less than 3 gigs to work with? (32 bit OS)
    
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post #52 of 71
i recently brought 4GB of GSkill (2x2Gb modules) to replace the Crucial Ballistix modules ive had (Which repeatedly die at recommended voltages....thank jebus for that lifetime warranty)

I'm very happy with em, and with two extra slots i could get 8 Gigs....when i can afford it, which isn't anytime soon.
post #53 of 71
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Here's a thought...

I'm buying a GTX 260 soon to replace my sig card. I wonder if i'll see a performance decrease because it will use more of my 4Gb limit than my 8800GTS 512 does? Does that mean i'll only have less than 3 gigs to work with? (32 bit OS)
You will get about 2.8gigs as I do currently with my 1gb 8800GT. I NEED a 64bit OS.
    
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You will get about 2.8gigs as I do currently with my 1gb 8800GT. I NEED a 64bit OS.
Weak!! My college sells Vista Ultimate for $10... But no 64 bit! I'll have to find one somehow...
    
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That isn't true unless you installed XP on FAT32 (in which case, it was your fault in the first place!). Vista uses NTFS for both versions, and it will read from both.
...What does that have to do with anything?
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post #56 of 71
You were talking about file access - the only thing that would affect that is the FAT table format, and the 32-bit version and the 64-bit version both use the same format. Therefore, you can upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit without wiping your hard drive(s)
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post #57 of 71
XP runs best with 2GB, Vista runs best with 4GB. Simple as that.
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post #58 of 71
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XP runs best with 2GB, Vista runs best with 4GB. Simple as that.
All operating systems run best with the most amount of memory possible. There is no "sweet spot".

Enough said.
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All operating systems run best with the most amount of memory possible. There is no "sweet spot".

Enough said.
agree.

no sweet spot, only how much you can afford to splash out on RAM.
post #60 of 71
I'm using 4GB and a Quad and I have to say that mutlitasking is much better than a Quad with 2GB.

For example. I was playing Overlord and a friend asked me for a webpage on Xfire. So I ALT+TAB'd out of Overlord and opened up Firefox. My RAM usage was about 2.5GB. My first two Cores were 100% and the other two were just idling about (Overlord is only duo core, it seems) I was browsing the web and actually forgot for an hour that I was playing a game.

Previously on any system (especially XP) this would be impossible.

4GB is worth it.
    
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