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Originally Posted by Cyberdyne12 View Post
Yeah I would say its worth it, but its easy to argue, sense It only sees 3.25 gb.
It sees 3.25gb, but the executables are 32bit also which leads to less memory utilization in the first place.

In 64 bit it's @4gb, but the executables demand roughly double the memory footprint.

On my personal experience 32 bit with 3.25gb works better than 64bit on 4gb, and they both are better than anything at 2gb.
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post #12 of 36
You will see a performance increase ONLY if Vista+games/Apps are using all of the 2GB. If its not then it would not actually use the extra 2GB anyway so thus there really is no performance gain.

Some games now such as Crysis does use up to 2GB with Vista and in that case I would Upgrade to 4GB.
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yeah i have crysis and it run s excellent on my pc im able to use AA in small areas but once i get out into open area i have to turn it off. still debating on my ram though im not entirely convinced by 4gb's. ill let my friend get his ocz plats and see how it does for him.
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I would say if you're doing fine on 2GB, no reason to upgrade yet. Tuck the cash away for now.
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4GB on a 32bit system isn't worth it. In my opinion. But if you have a 64bit system then yes its worth it.
 
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Absolutely, DDR2 is so cheap now it's a good upgrade for the money. Slab that x64 disc in, install and order the modules. Don't look back.

No, but really, having loads of apps open, loads of tabs in firefox, loads of windows in mIRC, and switching between tasks, alt-tabbing out of games, it all works better and faster with more RAM. I think you'll actually notice the difference aside from slightly bigger numbers from the benchmarks, unlike certain other upgrades.
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Get a better processor first (or overclock it)
Nvm, u do overclock.
Your rig should be doing excellent.
8800gt, x2 3800@3ghz...hmmm 4gb of ram might help
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I jumped from 2GB of ddr 667 (Or whatever number it is haha) to 4GB ddr2 800 and i seen a huge improvement!
That could also be because of the increase in speed.
    
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so should i get 4gb? or something else? maybe a better case? or psu?
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