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I have just found an offer for 4gb of my current ram at 58 pounds (I paid about £90 in the summer for my current 4gb). I have noticed that I am often reaching 80-90% ram usage on vista x64. I will often be using over 20 firefox tabs along with itunes and msn messenger and maybe a pdf or two open, all at the same time... So should I get this 8gb of ram???
(Offer ends tonight)
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post #2 of 9
Go for it
If you do decided to upgrade to 8GBs, which will mean all 4 dimms will be filled, bump your north bridge up .1v

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At the price RAM is now.. I'd go for it. Since you're using up almost 4 GB already now, 8 GB will surely help you.
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post #4 of 9
Memory is pretty cheap now,I've been thinking the same thing. I'm not real sure how much of a performance gain you'll get(only if you running a 64 bit OS). Might as well,it never hurts to have some backup ram just encase.
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I would go for it. I'm about to get another 4gb kit for myself as well.
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I just did a few weeks ago, it helps, it was worth it
post #7 of 9
I'm scared to use 4 stick with my current clock, might get another 4GB soon though, only £40.
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I have just found an offer for 4gb of my current ram at 58 pounds (I paid about £90 in the summer for my current 4gb). I have noticed that I am often reaching 80-90% ram usage on vista x64. I will often be using over 20 firefox tabs along with itunes and msn messenger and maybe a pdf or two open, all at the same time... So should I get this 8gb of ram???
(Offer ends tonight)
GO for it. I am saving up my money for another 4 gb too.
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post #9 of 9
Id do it.
im using 8gigs of ram and i never get lag =]
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