I didn't know intel released that! AMD isn't going to be happy when intel peeps see this!
I still stress that you move to 1GB of RAM.... With the way software keeps developing into more graphical interfaces, RAM becomes more of an essential.
Originally Posted by pauldovi
If everything but FAH uses very little RAM, then what purpose is it to have a ton of ram
I think this is the final revision. I am going to go and some research on the Celerons. My goal for this computer is that it be upgradeable for the future. That is why I insist on 775, DDR2, SATA, and PCIe. Those are the interfaces of the imediate future. That way, they can upgrade their computer whenever.
Everything you listed, not EVERYTHING.... Internet browsing is using a lot more RAM nowadays...
DDR2 is not doing well as of late. DDR still outperforms DDR2. The timings are a MAJOR flaw with the 240-PIN modules. But here is a good deal that might hold it's own against OCZ EL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146426
Best timings I can find with DDR2 533.
Like I said, DDR outperforms DDR2. Just look at my PCMark05 chart. DDR2, though at the top, had to be DOUBLED, and paired with the best Intel CPU (OC'd to 4.67GHz) to beat a DDR computer with an AMD 4400 OC'd to 2.8GHz... oh, and it was DDR 522 vs DDR2 667.
Why go to SATA? If you want to stress it, go for SATA II.