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Originally Posted by Hyrox
Well, alot of games just plain out won't use more than 1 GB of RAM, and the performance increase with an extra GB of unneeded RAM is usually around .2 fps.
A lot of older games mabye. Most new games that are video intensive will need more than 1gig. BF2/Fear and a few others require 1.25 to 1.5 for best performance.
[for gaming more ram is always better... but 2x1gig sticks will be better than 4x512 sticks... it has something to do with the memory controller.... i dont know much about it though...]
Running all 4 slots full of ram will force the mem controller to work harder.
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Yeah I should've looked into it more, but I always thought bigger was better no matter how you got it. Kinda like steroids in baseball. lol
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post #13 of 34
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Running all 4 slots full of ram will force the mem controller to work harder.
there he said it...

is that all it does? i would like to know myself, it just strains the controller... doesnt like run slower or anything?
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post #14 of 34
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Originally Posted by busa
A lot of older games mabye. Most new games that are video intensive will need more than 1gig. BF2/Fear and a few others require 1.25 to 1.5 for best performance.
[for gaming more ram is always better... but 2x1gig sticks will be better than 4x512 sticks... it has something to do with the memory controller.... i dont know much about it though...]
Running all 4 slots full of ram will force the mem controller to work harder.
Yeah I knew F.E.A.R. was a very memory demanding game, that's why I said 2 GB for sure once he said he played that.
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well then whats a good 1gb dual channel stick, that won't break my pocket?
see even now I'm thinking "I could get 4x 1gb sticks and rock out" Ha ha ha
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well what kind of budget do we have to work with here...?
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well i paid like $180 for the ram i got now, so let's say $200 for both.
also I was looking at your case mod did you have to take your molex connects off? i bought some uv green sleeving but I don't know how to get it on without taking of the molex. thanks
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200 for 2 gig set... gimme a min here...
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