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I have been adviced by several members that more ram, would help me in some games. I can't afford 2x1024, but i can afford 2x512, so i was wondering, do i really need 2048? I have already read several reviews, so no linking there . I may be able to afford no name ram, 2x1024, or should i just get 2 more 512 sticks?
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Well some games are ram hungry, but i dont think you do i run things fine, but BF2 with 2GB will run really smooth, but for right now 1GB is enough, but when Vista comes out all the gamers should have 2GB considering the resource hog Vista may be.....but i say save the money for later upgrades
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I run most games on high, and i play fear, cod2, quake 4 etc, and i have been adviced to get my ram, because fear is ram hungry
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I'd go for it for sure, I have 1GB now and im getting 2GB ASAP, mostly F.E.A.R. and BF2 will benefit from it but I do alot of multitasking and some image/video editing so I was almost getting 4GB but that would have been over $300 and thats just too much for RAM IMO.
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http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/mem...gb-ram_10.html
so, should i get 2 more 512?


"Note that the performance of a system with 1GB of RAM dropped below 20fps in 8% of all cases. The system with 2GB of system memory fell below the 20fps in only 1% of all cases. And in fact, this 1% is almost solely formed by auto-saving option enabled for preset checkpoints, where this discreteness doesn’t irritate at all. In other words, it is really hard to enjoy playing F.E.A.R. with the highest image quality settings if your system has only 1GB of RAM."
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post #7 of 11
3d05 doesnt need that much ram so it doesnt compare, games like cod2 fear bf2 love more ram, I went the 4 x 512 stick way and will never go back to 1 gig, when you get the 2 gig you will realise that it is the only way, games run better, "might" not be more frames but the general feel and smoothness is there, the loading times are minimal and in bf2 you will probably be one of the first on the map. GO 2 GIG!!!!!!! 4 x 512 sticks are harder to run at a higher speed but even still you get better performance out of them at a lower speed than 1 gig at a higher speed in those games for sure.
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Anyone else got an opinion? If not, i'm going to see, if i can order some soon.
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post #9 of 11
The only other consideration is will the motherboard support 4 x 512MB at a 1T command rate ?. In regards to your MSI I don't know if it will accept 1T wit the 4 DIMM full.

Your manual should indicate this.

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4 x 512MB at a 1T command rate ?
i don't think it will run at 1T, even thought it will run at 2T, i should still get it, right? .
Doesn't say anything about it in the manual .
I may be able to get some no name 2x1024 ram, if that's better, but i still need opinions about 4x512
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