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Old 02-05-2005, 06:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default From 512mb to 1GB> Is it worth it?

I am planning on selling my 512mb BH-5 Mushkin memory for 1GB Value Memory. I am particularly looking at some PQI pc3200 on Newegg.
Is 1GB worth it?
Should I see a great performance increase with this upgrade, particularly in games like HL2?


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Old 02-05-2005, 06:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yes. upgrade.

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Old 02-05-2005, 07:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well thos PQI's are brainpower PCB. You can tell by the pics, so even as it's valueRAM you should still be able to OC em decently. Can't tell if it's Samsung TCCD chips which like to OC at much lower voltages than BH-5's

So not only will you have an upgrade from 512mb you should be able to OC them a little at least
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Old 02-05-2005, 08:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah, either way more RAM will always help. Im going to OC my RAM, just i cant go over dual. So its a mattter of dual 1GB, or dual 512mb.
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Old 02-05-2005, 08:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I would reccomend getting this:

it is a little more money, but it comes from a name brand. you could also splurge, and get this:
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Old 02-06-2005, 03:59 AM   #6 (permalink)
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i'd like to say,if your motherboard support dual process,2*256 is better/
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Old 02-06-2005, 04:37 AM   #7 (permalink)
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1024 makes a big difference from 512, ull notice it in games and that a lot
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Old 02-06-2005, 06:52 AM   #8 (permalink)
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It made my settings go from medium in half life 2 to high :P

definatley worth it.

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Old 02-06-2005, 09:07 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Yes definately during the startup of games, I just upgraded from 512 and peronally I have seen an increase of performance.
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Old 02-06-2005, 01:28 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Personally my HL2 never uses over 600 meg of ram total

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