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    Wondering if 2 gig is worth it?

    Yup....it is with an Opty!!

    I have three downloads going on AND Control Panel just shot up infdornt of me faster than it did on 1 gig on my old 2800 XP when nowt else was going on!

    This is begininng to look like a very very fast machine

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    2gig is always a good move.

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    I saw a diff going to 2Gb as well.

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    I went to 2GB aswell and haven't looked back. Well worth it
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    Yeah 2GB is nice specially if your doing lots of heavy duty cad/graphics. Adobe illustrator really uses RAM when your working with big drawings.

    Anyone got 4GB yet ?

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    2GB is good

    Turk - 4GB is a waste. You cant adress all of it on a lot of todays systems. Most will only use about 3.2 (on average).
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    I think 3GB is more use

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    But who will ever need more than 640k?

    Sorry, someone had to say it...

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    I did say in ur other thread that more ram would b nice but your ignoring me yer spikey haired homo

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    With regard to gaming:

    Upgrading to 2GB won't increase your peak fps in games but it will give you a much more stable framerate. This can make for a far more enjoyable experience of many games. It should also cut level load times.

    2GB is slowly becoming the standard on high end machines after a long time where it was thought that 1Gb was enough for any desktop/gaming use. Take a look in task manager straight after bottup - many people nowadays can chew through 512Mb just with their background apps (antivirus, defragmenter, bluetooth stack, IM apps etc.)

    Further reading on this subject from xbit labs.
    Last edited by drbob; 28-04-2006 at 01:09 AM.

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    I don't know, I'm digging the 8gb in my G5 Quad... In my dreams! Yeah, 2gb in my PC is good enough for me, for now anyway.

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    I think we will see companies doing dual 2GB modules (4GB kits this summer)

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    I did say in ur other thread that more ram would b nice but your ignoring me yer spikey haired homo
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    I read about a year ago that 2GB will run SLOWER than 1GB... what's going on there?

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    That was probably saying that 1GB modules generally will not be able to achieve as high frequencies / as tight timings as 512MB modules, hence 2x1GB will not be as 'fast' as 2x512MB in e.g. memory benchmarks.

    However, in the real world memory timings don't make an awful lot of difference, but not having to go to the swap file does.

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