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    Is 4gb RAM worth it?

    For £40 if I'm still running 32bit XP? I know it won't see all of it, but it'll see 3 and a bit I think?

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    Re: Is 4gb RAM worth it?

    3.25 (512mb gpu)

    for vista yes xp??? depends on ur useage

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    Re: Is 4gb RAM worth it?

    Yes Tumble, it is

    3.25 gig. Makes quite a difference over 2gig specially for multi tasking.

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    Re: Is 4gb RAM worth it?

    I have to agree.

    I'm running 32bit Windows XP, and recently installed another 2Gb. Yes, I only get 3 and a bit gig of ram, but it makes a difference.

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    Re: Is 4gb RAM worth it?

    Not a lot of extra cash really is it? I've got 4gb and vista 32bit -so annoyingly only 3gb shows up, but how can a bit extra ram do you any harm
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    Re: Is 4gb RAM worth it?

    i also agree it does depend on your usage for xp but vista eats alot of memory idle so it is a worthy investment

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    Re: Is 4gb RAM worth it?

    I was thinking of upgrading my RAM as well but i already have an existing 2gigs. Won't hurt to pop in another 2x2gb for a total of 6gb right ? Reason for this is to maintain dual channel, and well, RAM is cheap nowadays.

    I just hope my games and engineering applications work in 64 bit vista.

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    Re: Is 4gb RAM worth it?

    hello,

    You will see only a minimal difference in FPS in games. However, the loading times are vastly improved for almost everything.

    I read a Corsair article on this a while back, I'll try to find it for your later on.
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    Re: Is 4gb RAM worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tumble View Post
    For £40 if I'm still running 32bit XP? I know it won't see all of it, but it'll see 3 and a bit I think?
    I'm running 4GB (or 3.25GB...) on 32-bit XP and the main change I noticed going from 2GB, is just how quickly I now have control of my PC after quitting a game, it's instant. Plus it's good to have in case you decide to change your OS to the memory hungry beastie that is Vista.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zsev View Post
    I was thinking of upgrading my RAM as well but i already have an existing 2gigs. Won't hurt to pop in another 2x2gb for a total of 6gb right ?
    Have a quick gander at your motherboard manual and see what the max it can handle is.
    Last edited by NightshadowUK; 07-11-2008 at 04:37 PM.

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    Re: Is 4gb RAM worth it?

    i hate post game lag on desktop, might get myself some more ram...

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    Re: Is 4gb RAM worth it?

    Industrial espionage is simply the sincerest form of flattery......

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    Re: Is 4gb RAM worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by NightshadowUK View Post
    I'm running 4GB (or 3.25GB...) on 32-bit XP and the main change I noticed going from 2GB, is just how quickly I now have control of my PC after quitting a game, it's instant.
    I just tried that, took 2 gig out and you're right... it's noticeable.

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    Re: Is 4gb RAM worth it?

    with 4GB of RAM on 32bit, is it ok to reduce paging size on HDD to the min (2mb) or what should it be kept at to avoid problems?

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    Re: Is 4gb RAM worth it?

    IT is certainly worth it, only £36 on scan today only for 4gb corsair pc6400 cas5 which is amazing value.

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    Re: Is 4gb RAM worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zsev View Post
    I was thinking of upgrading my RAM as well but i already have an existing 2gigs. Won't hurt to pop in another 2x2gb for a total of 6gb right ? Reason for this is to maintain dual channel, and well, RAM is cheap nowadays.

    I just hope my games and engineering applications work in 64 bit vista.

    Can i ask how you intend getting 6 banks of memory onto your board? Which do you have?

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    Re: Is 4gb RAM worth it?

    Blitzen why would that require 6 sticks? currently has 2X 1GB will add 2x 2GB thats 4 sticks 6GB unless I have missed somethng?

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