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How much is the difference between 512 and 1GB?

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Ive ordered another stick of 512 PC3200. How much of a difference will I notice with the extra 512 (1GB total)?? How much more performance in games, boot up times, general tasks etc. It must just be me - but im not expecting anything amazing to happen.

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I don't know how I can describe the difference...but you'll notice it. Load times, framerate, etc.

It's worth it, good job.
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well in my opinion its a huge performance gain! 2x the memory will do great things for your games, let you run more features at higher settings so on and so forth, wont do too much for boot times, will do wonders for general tasks and overall performance, for windows it will give you ample room to run your apps at no slow down with maybe (like in my case) 256mb give or take left over

it will increase benchmarks also
    
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Plus you will have dual channel also.
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In my wife's computer I added another 512 stick and even she noticed that everything was faster. Windows loaded faster. Even just doing things within windows was faster. So you will notice a big improvement.
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post #7 of 14
I can't really stand using anything less than 1gb nowadays, my cousins 512mb comp almost came to a complete halt after I started playing with it.

Games will be a lot smoother in general, switching to desktop from game will be faster, overall desktop usage running multiple progs will be more responsive.

Its certainly one of the more noticeable upgrades you can do since it takes the load off using your page file which involves accessing the much slower hard disk.
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Next stop is my graphics card! Ive got to get rid of this x300; theyre an underestimated card but they sure are crap. lol.

edit: ive just used one of the guides on the forum to compare my graphics card - its actually better than some of the x600 series :/
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post #9 of 14
the graphics is my favorite upgrade lol...its what made the most significant difference with games..when you go from a 5500fx it blows your MIND !!
    
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post #10 of 14
With that video card you probably won't notice the difference in the extra ram.
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