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1 gig or 2 gig that is the dilemma

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Will there be a big performance increase from 1gig to 2 gig?

I want more ram but I dont really want to sacrifice my OC either. I would like to have 2 gig of ram but is it really needed?


Your personal preference?

1 gig @ high FSB

or

2 gig at a diminished FSB
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I'd say get it. With more memory, you open a gateway for more bandwidth, meaning you can have more things running at the same time without as many problems as you would've had running with less memory.

I personally would sacrafice fsb for more memory, however I'd have to have the same memory, so say that I wanted 2GB in my system right now. I'd use 4x512MB sticks (since my board can't run 1T), and I KNOW i'd get a performance gain, be able to run my games smoother, and at higher resolutions. I might only be able to run at 2400MHz but thats only 100MHz lower than before. No biggie.
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Since you said you were into vid editing and gaming 2x1G
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2 gigs definately ... man it's amazing the difference, spend the extra money and get some good 2 gig RAM and you can run at high FSB ... there are some real good pc4000 sticks that aren't too expensive.

You will really notice the difference.
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You bet that 2 gigs will give some extra juice for your system!

It will definitely help in whatever it is that you're doing. Gaming, running applications, booting, etc.

If you don't get low-end 2 gigs, it will NOT diminish the performance. You'll gain more than you'll lose. (Gain more performance.. but you'll lose money.. but it will be worth it!)
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