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    2gb of ram or 4gb of ram

    right i am looking at getting a new rig to run games like crysis on this is what i have so far to get :

    CPU :
    Intel Core 2 Quad-Core Q6600 G0 SLACR, 95W, S775, 2.40 GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 8MB Cache, OEM
    £157.44

    MOBO:
    Abit IP-35E, iP35 Express, S 775, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 667/800, SATA II, ATX
    £61.10

    HSF:
    Scythe Ninja Plus Rev B Fanless HeatPipe Cooler S775/S478/S754/S939/940 c/w 120mm Quiet Fan
    £27.67

    HDD:
    Samsung HD501LJ Spinpoint T166, SATA II, 7200 rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ
    £61.09


    CASE:
    Antec Nine Hundred/Ultimate Gamer Case- no PSU
    £68.25

    PSU

    OCZ 600W with 120mm Fan GameXStream Power Supply
    £62.90

    CD/DVD RW
    Liteon 20X Lightscribe DVDRW Black + Software OEM
    £21.03

    i will be running this pc on 2 tft monitors and i multi task alot such as playing wow with a movie on the other screen or a power point on the other for revision msn and that junk . also i wanna play crysis

    right ths is where i am confussed on weather to get 4gbs or 2gbs of this
    Komplett.co.uk - Crucial DDR2 BallistiX PC8500 1024MB CL5 Unbuffered,2.2V,128Megx64,240pin,1066mhz
    is having 4gbs that big of a difference and worth the extra 70 pound

    can someone advise me.. thankyou
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    Re: 2gb of ram or 4gb of ram

    What operating system?

    Vista 64bit would love 4gb, xp 32bit is plenty good enough with 2gb.

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    Re: 2gb of ram or 4gb of ram

    well im a XP lover myself however im goin vista just to see wat its like and 64bit still doesnt seem in a great deal of use atm by games and still alot of software so probs 32 vista

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    Re: 2gb of ram or 4gb of ram

    I'd stick with 2GB for now then. Vista is cack! *typed on a laptop using...vista*

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    Re: 2gb of ram or 4gb of ram

    soo would
    Komplett.co.uk - Crucial DDR2 BallistiX PC8500 1024MB CL5 Unbuffered,2.2V,128Megx64,240pin,1066mhz

    be a nice choice for 2gbs?

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    Re: 2gb of ram or 4gb of ram

    It's good RAM but you won't find any performance benefit from PC8500, PC6400 would be fine.

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    Re: 2gb of ram or 4gb of ram

    so whats the difference between pc8500 and pc6400 part from the numbers automatically id go the the biggest 1

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    Re: 2gb of ram or 4gb of ram

    i notice the speeds are the same but wats the pc bit all about

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    Re: 2gb of ram or 4gb of ram

    The speeds are 800Mhz and 1066MHz

    If you want to overclock and assuming you keep the RAM and CPU FSB's 1:1 (the way it should be done really) 800Mhz (PC6400) will run a q6600 at 3.6Ghz before you're even overclocking the RAM.

    Now since your q6600 isn't likely to get to 3.6GHz (or much further anyway) on air cooling there is no need for your ram to be any faster than PC6400

    clunks overclocking guide in the stickies may help elaborate further.

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    Re: 2gb of ram or 4gb of ram

    how does that work out for the e6750 as ive been lookign and it seems the e6750 is better for gaming

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    Re: 2gb of ram or 4gb of ram

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    2 is the minimum for good gaming now basically

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    Re: 2gb of ram or 4gb of ram

    I just noticed something. Yorkfield will be a lot more demanding RAM wise than Kentsfield if you want to run at 1:1 won't it (with the lower multiplier)?

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    Re: 2gb of ram or 4gb of ram

    I'd stick with 2GB for now then. Vista is cack! *typed on a laptop using...vista*
    Its only *cack* if you don't know how to use and configure it properly

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    Re: 2gb of ram or 4gb of ram

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    Its only *cack* if you don't know how to use and configure it properly
    Can you configure mine so that all games work on then? .. just a thought

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    Re: 2gb of ram or 4gb of ram

    Quote Originally Posted by TooNice View Post
    I just noticed something. Yorkfield will be a lot more demanding RAM wise than Kentsfield if you want to run at 1:1 won't it (with the lower multiplier)?
    Will be yeah, if the FSB will go past 400 (lets hope it does).

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    Re: 2gb of ram or 4gb of ram

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    Can you configure mine so that all games work on then? .. just a thought

    You must have some seriously old games if your Qua dont run them on Vista

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