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How much would another gig of RAM help out in games, and multi tasking?
Either gonna buy more RAM, or a sound card.
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post #2 of 18
Well if you want all out prformance then get that Gig of ram.
Big difference in gaming ((huge))
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post #3 of 18
Getting double the RAM would help out more in games than a sound card would, especialy in memory hogs like BF2. However, if your really disgusted with your sound, a good Audigy or X-Fi will give you some extra FPS, too.

EDIT:
Gah, lohoutlaw beat me to it...
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Depending on the game, It can help out alot or not much at all. But I would definatly buy new ram instead of a sound card.

My friends that play BF2 tell me that They use as much ram as they can get their hands on. 2 Gigs really helps out in that game.

Almost everygame will benifit from 2gb, but some will benifit more than others.
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post #5 of 18
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This will be for bf2, i just wanted to see how much of a difference there would be in the quality of the sound than onboard. Ill buy that next.
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post #6 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by cappy
This will be for bf2, i just wanted to see how much of a difference there would be in the quality of the sound than onboard. Ill buy that next.
Pretty much a minimum for BF2 if you want it to run well is 2 gig
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post #7 of 18
When you play BF2 have you noticed how the others are ahead of you at the beginning... like you see them running ahead of you?
They have more RAM which caches more textures for faster load times.

BTW, 4x512s will default to DD333
    
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post #8 of 18
^^Not completely true... If you want it to run okay on max settings, then you need 2 Gigs, but medium-high or medium, 1 Gig is fine.
post #9 of 18
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So what would a 1 gig stick and 2 512's be?
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post #10 of 18
probably DDR333 as well. If I were you, I'd just get a 2GB kit. G.Skill's DDR500 2GB set is under $160.
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