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post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quick question,
for HTPC/File sever usage on a X2 5000+

Will I be better off with 2X1GB DDR2 800 3-3-3-18
or
2X4GB DDR2 533 4-4-4-12
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post #2 of 9
file server use very little ram unless you are streaming any type of video to another computer/tv/counsel. if you are more ram will be better.

i would go with the 4gig.
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post #3 of 9
4 gigs wont hurt if its lying around. If you plan to use a fancy frontend tlfor your movie library it will help. My htpc/fileserver has 2 and gets along fine.

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post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
I think my question should be more like:

Will I benefit from more ram 4gb vs 2gb ot speed 533 vs 800?

And its on a X2 5000+ so I know its quite speed sensitive
But from my experience, 4gb does help, so I'm puzzled.
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post #5 of 9
I personally would use the 4gigs. If you got both you could always just try one first.
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post #6 of 9
you would be fine with 2 gigs. the speed of the ram shouldn't make much of a diff because your going to be limited by the lan connection. if you plan on using a vm machine or hosting a game server or two you may benefit upgrading to 4 gigs.
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post #7 of 9
I had 4 gigs on both my HTPC's, went down to 2 gigs and noticed no difference.

I have 2 gigs on my server, but only had that up for 2 days now and still getting it going, but it is Windows Home Server, and RAM seems to run around 700 mb used no matter what.
Edited by blupupher - 1/16/11 at 4:28pm
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post #8 of 9
I have never noticed my ram usage go up while streaming from my server either.
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post #9 of 9
2GB is fine. like someone else stated, its all about the connection, not the server.
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