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    1 Gig of Memory how many games

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    How many Games are there that use more than 512Meg of memory or try to use more if its in the machine . oh and also using Win XP has the OS.
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    erm, i doubt any would need to use a page file, theyd all fit in 512 with windows xp id guess?
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    512k.. most games. 512mb, not that many... battlefield 1942 will load faster (and run smoother) with more ram, but not sure about other games.. 512mb is alright for me

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    Its like Graphics Cards with 256megs of RAM onboard. Cost a lot more, do nowt in games.

    128meg versions get exactly the same FPS in most cases, because the games themselves don't need or want to use more than 128megs of RAM, so there is no increase in performance if the RAM is avalible or not.

    Same with tons of system RAM. If the games don't need it, they wont use it, and the performance gains will be small, if anything.

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    Try LOMAC with 512, then 1Gb. Huge difference.

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    planetside try playing that with 512 PMSL
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    nice avatar thing Planetside

    some of the newer games are starting to want more than 512mb, but not 1024 yet

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    How about for Apps?

    I was betting that if I stuck 1GB of ram in my next system that Dreamweaver, ColdFusionMX, MS Access and my other apps would fly along a lot more happier at the same time!

    Certainly there was a huge jump when i had a 256mb and 512mb system *the 512 system then was given to my family * while the 256mb notebook followed me to Korea.

    At this time i was thinking the 1gb ram was needed if I was going to be running a few programs at the same time and not get a HD disk chug, but i`m so used to my *Chug, Chug* Notebook Hard disk...

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    its more imprtant to have fast ram at the moment, than lots of ram (if you have 512mb system ram, and 128mb gfx ram), unless you are doing heavy photo/video/3D manipulation, or you are running a server.

    512 @ PC3700 > 1024 @ PC2800 IMHO

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    I'm sure MSFS2004 must take a lot of ram.It takes an age to load with 512 mb of PC3200
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    I found as streetster has said that Battlefield 1942 runs smoother with 1 gig of ram also GTA 3, and vice city run much better with that much to.

    At the moment if i could go back i'd just have bought 512 but the fastest available at the time.
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    Vice City runs better with a gig of RAM? It not exactly a brand new game, wouldn't of thought it needed anything like 512mb to run, to be honest.

    I'll have a look at it...

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    1 gig is the way to go...no doubt.

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    Havent found a great deal of improvement using 1gb myself.
    Battlefield 1942 didnt chew the hard drive as much. Best bet is run stuff and see what the memory usage spikes at (XP and 2k)
    i found the max i even hit was 832mb roughly

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    Unreal Tournament 2003 seems to be happier with a gig too. Champ Manager 4 loads a lil quicker too. I dont think its nessacery to have 1Gb yet but its definitely getting that way.
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