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    What to pay for your desktop RAM in late May 2008

    DDR3 pricing has dropped by around 20 per cent in two months, but is that enough to make it competitive? We tell you and give recommendations on what to buy.
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    Re: What to pay for your desktop RAM in late May 2008

    OK, i have 2x1GB in my mobo right now, DDR-800. Do I go for another 2x1GB set or buy a 2x2GB set and sell my current set?

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    Re: What to pay for your desktop RAM in late May 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by DevilMayCry42 View Post
    OK, i have 2x1GB in my mobo right now, DDR-800. Do I go for another 2x1GB set or buy a 2x2GB set and sell my current set?
    Thats what i'm planning on doing when i have some spare cash
    (but mainly because my TRUE blocks one of the memory slots sooo....) but also 4 DIMMS can actually slolw things down under certain circumstances and it has been known to cause instability when O/Cing

    just remember that you will need a 64bit O/S to utilise more than 3.5GB
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    Re: What to pay for your desktop RAM in late May 2008

    Righty, I think me's a goin' for the 2x2GB corsair set then!

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    Re: What to pay for your desktop RAM in late May 2008

    I know this is said often, but it really, really is worth adding more RAM to a system that currently features only 1GiB or 2GiB.

    The pricing is so enticing that it would it would be rude not to.

    Take advantage of memory manufacturers' woes - where little profit is being made in DDR2 - and stock up, I say.

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    Re: What to pay for your desktop RAM in late May 2008

    I've just bought 4gb of Corsair XMS for under £70 to replace my 2gb. Bargain I can only use 3gb of it at the moment though, stoopid xp

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    Re: What to pay for your desktop RAM in late May 2008

    I spent 100 quid (excl vat) on RAM about a month ago on OcUk. Bought 2 sets of 4gb (2x2) g.skill pc2-6400 sticks.
    8gb ram ftw

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    Re: What to pay for your desktop RAM in late May 2008

    LOL
    i feel old now, i'm still stuck on 2 gig of DDR400

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    Re: What to pay for your desktop RAM in late May 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by Trash Man View Post
    I've just bought 4gb of Corsair XMS for under £70 to replace my 2gb. Bargain I can only use 3gb of it at the moment though, stoopid xp
    I just spent a mite over £100 on 2 x 4Gb kits of the same, gonna have to move my current 4x1Gb of XMS2 on when that arrives

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    Re: What to pay for your desktop RAM in late May 2008

    Before anyone with Vista x64 goes for 8GB - it isn't worth it. (for gaming etc)
    However, 4GB certainly is
    I say this from experience but dont regret maxing out my RAM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Splash View Post
    I just spent a mite over £100 on 2 x 4Gb kits of the same, gonna have to move my current 4x1Gb of XMS2 on when that arrives
    Thought about doing that as well - but I got 4gb (2x2) ftm. Then, I'll wait and see what happens come Nehalem time (when I'm upgrading).
    1. If DDR3 is at a good price, I'll get 8gb of that (and a suitable mobo), sticking the 4gb in my MCE (for 6gb on Vis64prem)
    2. If DDR3 is not at a good price, I'll get 4gb more DDR2 - hopefully at a cheaper price (& leave VMC alone).


    Quote Originally Posted by badass View Post
    Before anyone with Vista x64 goes for 8GB - it isn't worth it. (for gaming etc)
    However, 4GB certainly is
    I say this from experience but dont regret maxing out my RAM.
    For the moment, I think you're right, badass. I read a good article on Tom's contrasting 2, 4 and 8gb options. Even for exceptionally tough new games, the extra 8gb saw no improvement over 4.

    However, FarCry2, when it comes out, sounds like it'll need a LOT of ram. From what I read, there is only one "level" - that covers 50 square kilomters. (Or is that km^2 - I'm not sure. Either way) I am sure of one thing: you're going to need a serious amount of Random Access Memory.

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