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Hey guys please help i tried to search for this but couldnt find anything for todays standard of gaming and applications........

My question is i wanna update my rig a bit im either thinking to either get another 4gb of 1066 ram to make 8gb or go with 4gb with 1100mhz and oc it a little or even better get 8gb with the 1100mhz if i have money........

For todays gaming is 4gb more than enough???? because i play BFBC2 and it looks like its using close 3.5-4gb during gaming.......mind you this is old DDR2

Thanks guys....
 
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4gb is plenty for today's needs. Especially for gaming. Its also the best for ocing too bc it offers a decent amount of space without putting too much strain on the ram controller.
    
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Go 8GB with 1066, 44+/- wont help much, if at all during gaming sessions. I prefer to have 6+GB just to compensate for background programs/torrents.
 
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Originally Posted by =JLumbs=;13266179 
Hey guys please help i tried to search for this but couldnt find anything for todays standard of gaming and applications........

My question is i wanna update my rig a bit im either thinking to either get another 4gb of 1066 ram to make 8gb or go with 4gb with 1100mhz and oc it a little or even better get 8gb with the 1100mhz if i have money........

For todays gaming is 4gb more than enough???? because i play BFBC2 and it looks like its using close 3.5-4gb during gaming.......mind you this is old DDR2

Thanks guys....

BFBC2 should be able to use only up to 2GB.
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I agree. 44MHz won't make a real world difference. 8GB is good for gaming, VMs, and background tasks.
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I agree. 44MHz won't make a real world difference. 8GB is good for gaming, VMs, and background tasks.

maybe for oc it will the ratio i can get to with my rig is 1133mhz i would think that is close enough to do....i tried with my 1066 it was a no go
 
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I've ended up with 6GB 2x2 + 2x1GB in my P5Q-E. It overclocks just as good as with 2x2GB. Am stable up to 1168MHz 6-5-6-15 or 1100MHz 5-5-5-15..

8GB is a different story though.. Could only manage 1:1 FSB:Mem
    
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can i do this with my ud3p with 6gb???
 
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I've played BC2 with 2 GB RAM in my old system with no problems. The only game I have that needs 4 GB RAM is APB Reloaded and that's because it has tons of custom textures. If you're having problems running games with 4 GB RAM then you're doing it wrong.
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