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4gb
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4gb so you can run dual channel, and have the extra GB when you go 64 bit.
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post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by spaceballsrules View Post
Benchmarks have shown that 4GB is the magic number when it comes to RAM. Even if you don't use all 4GB with XP 32, you will still see significant performance gains. Anything over 4GB is overkill, and I should know (see siggy riggy ).
Hahahahahahaha. I've managed to run out of 8GB of RAM (once). But 4GB was just not enough.
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post #14 of 19
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Hahahahahahaha. I've managed to run out of 8GB of RAM (once). But 4GB was just not enough.
I would love to know what apps you were running to max 8GB!?
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I would love to know what apps you were running to max 8GB!?
Oh, the usual, Firefox, Thunderbird, VMware... VMware... VMware... VMware...
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i'll go for another 2GB then.. was also thinking of getting win7 64bit when it comes out
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post #17 of 19
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Oh, the usual, Firefox, Thunderbird, VMware... VMware... VMware... VMware...
lol
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post #18 of 19
You'll be prepared for 64bit. Plus that 1GB difference will only be like $5-$10.
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post #19 of 19
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I recommend a second 2GB because 32bit can use between 3.2 and 3.6GB of ram, not a flat 3. I recall 3.45GB to be precise, but I may be incorrect.

Also, future upgrades, ram is cheap, everything is pretty much a green light for 2.
it depends how much video memory you have and what else is fetching off of widows virtual memory. Windows 32bit architecture allocates itself 4gigs of virtual memory, things like gpu ram will reserve a spot in this space. so whatever is left is what windows can read and utilize.

anyways besides that definitely go for 4gb and see if you can go 64bit. 4GB will handle 64bit architecture no prob and you'll also get the best out of your memory.
Edited by Nick226 - 1/6/09 at 8:03pm
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