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post #31 of 36
If you go 8gb make sure its 2x4GB.
post #32 of 36
4gb is great, 6gb is even better, 8 gb is awesome but overkill. I wont even talk about 12-24gb.
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post #33 of 36
Is everyone besides myself and dixson missing that unless he has a 64bit OS, more then 3.5 gbs wont matter?

Hopefully he reads this before he orders up some more memory because of all of us saying 'do it!' only to realize that it was a waste... perhaps if you have the cash pick up a copy of Win7 64bit first, then save a few more duckets and pick yourself up a MATCHING 2x2gb kit to add to your existing kit.
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post #34 of 36
Go with 8gb, you can't predict what kind of ram thirsty games are going to come out in the near future
post #35 of 36
Since your upgrading, along with that memory that you're going to purchase and drop in your 32 bit operating system and not be able to use, why not upgrade to an i7 chip for your amd motherboard, that would be sic!
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Main rig: win 7 pro 32 bit, I'll put 2*2gb XMS2 in this one soon.
Gaming rig: win 7 pro 64 bit, I'll put 2*2gb +2*1gb XMS2 in this one.

so the Main rig should be able to show 3.5gb ram on win 7 pro 32 bit.

the gaming rig will have in total 4 ram sticks and 6gb, I think it should be Dual channel.

In this case I would sell 2*1gb XMS2.

OR

I'll just put 4 ram sticks in each PC, 4*1gb in mainrig and 4*2gb in gaming rig.
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