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So I've got some money (for once) so I'm gonna upgrade my setup. I'm gonna get another gts450 for sli but also want to upgrade my ram to 8gb

Should i take the easy cheaper option n just grab another 4gb lot of what I have (check sig)

Or

Get an 8gb kit (2x4gb vs 4x2gb other option) from g.skill, blue ones with 8.8.8.24 timings?? (Also ready for 16gb one day this way)
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using another 4Gb kit isn't really going to impact performance over an 8gb kit.
I don't think it will affect it at all if its the same kit.
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using another 4Gb kit isn't really going to impact performance over an 8gb kit.
I don't think it will affect it at all if its the same kit.
I don't know if I'm having a slow day or if I'm just tired but for some reason that didn't make sense, in idiot terms what should I go for? Bare in mind if I go for the 8gb kit I could upgrade to 16gb one day and also sell my current 4gb kit
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Open up your task manager for a while during one of your gaming sessions then check and see how much ram your PC is actually using. Even my 4gb of DDR2 is enough for all my computing.

You would be better off getting a new video card.

In any case 16gb of ram would be a complete waste though if your video card is only a 450 and your not doing heavy animation.
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