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Should i go 4gb?

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i just got paid and im thinking of getting another 2gb of my ram. its awsome ram and i love it to death! anyways is there a real differance? i have vista 64bit laying on my desk ready to install if it will but if there is no differance i wont bother. i play games mostly but i hardly lag in them. the worst lag i ever got was in lost planet on all high all filters all AA up @ 1280x1024 during the worm fight and it dropped to 11fps. so will it help enough to be noticably faster or is it just to make my E-peen swell to the size of a black man?
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post #2 of 36
I jumped from 2GB of ddr 667 (Or whatever number it is haha) to 4GB ddr2 800 and i seen a huge improvement!
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post #3 of 36
A better sound card would probably be a more worthwhile upgrade. I'm not sure how your board/chip will like running 4 dimms. Having 4gb is nice, but usually unnecessary.
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post #4 of 36
to run 4gb you would need to upgrade to a 64-bit OS, (vista64/xp64) otherwise you would only see about 3 gb.

i have 4 and think it is great, more stuff open the better. but i did go from aving 1GB to 4GB
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post #5 of 36
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Originally Posted by rRav3n View Post
to run 4gb you would need to upgrade to a 64-bit OS, (vista64/xp64) otherwise you would only see about 3 gb.
Read the OP more carefully, he says he has the x64 version sitting on his desk
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Quote:
Originally Posted by heretic View Post
Read the OP more carefully, he says he has the x64 version sitting on his desk
opps was skim reading and missed that little bit.
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post #7 of 36
Going from 2 gb to 4 gb wont speed up games but It allows you to multitask 2x more. Like having 2 games open, Firefox, win amp, x Fire, steam, and ventrilo open at the same time with lots of ram left over.
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post #8 of 36
On 32-bit.. no its not worth it. Infact, lots of people start having problems with going 4GB on 32bit.

Newer games have been more stable on 64bit OSes (Age of Conan for example), If your going 4GB, get a 64bit OS.
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post #9 of 36
It's worth it, even on 32bit and even on XP. On xp it's hard to notice at desktop but it's visible in games, in vista x32 it's noticeable pretty much everywhere, in x64 I wouldn't go without. It's a good cheap upgrade. It will alow you to disactivate the swap and gain overall responsiveness from the rig.
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post #10 of 36
Yeah I would say its worth it, but its easy to argue, sense It only sees 3.25 gb.
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