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Hi, Ok so im currently running with 2GB RAM and windows 7 x86.
I find that when loading games my PC can be a bit slow.

I am running 2 250GB 7200.12 w 16Mb cache Drives in RAID 0 and am at 4.1 GHz on my CPU.

I mainly use my PC for gaming and file sharing.

Im looking at :

OCZ PC3-12800 DDR3 1600 4GB Reaper Heat-pipe HS 2x2GB Kit - CL 7-7-7-24, 1.9 Volts, Reaper HPC Heatsink, Lifetime Warranty

OR

OCZ PC3-10666 DDR3 1333 4GB Reaper Heat-pipe HS 2x2GB Kit - CL 6-6-6-20, 1.75 Volts, Reaper HPC Heatsink, Lifetime Warranty

I have 2 questions:
1. Would upgrading to 4GBs and x64 give me a considerable performance boost?
2. Would 1600 be worth about 17% more than 1333?

I know that AMD's prefer tight timing, would the timing of the 1333 be possibly faster than the 1600?

Thanks.
 

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well ugprading to 64bit and the memory is not obviously cheap..

the difference is not super massive, but 2 to 3 gb is huge
3-4 is nice, 4+ start to be barely noticable.

Now, with memory, mroe often then not, ifyou buy the lowest kit, you can make it the fastest kit.

Or if you buy the fastest kit, you can downclock it and tighten the timings easily.

I certainly think getting the 4gb setup is worth while, but the 64 bit os may not entirely be neccesary to you.
 

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well with regards to the x64, my windows 7 license is compatible with both x86 and x64 Os's so i can choose really
 
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