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Old 02-12-2004, 03:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i was wondering if 256 mb ram was enough for a gamer. i see people with 512 and started to ask myself if it was enough to be a gamer.
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Old 02-12-2004, 05:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I wouldnt use anything less than 512 myself... I run win XP and it uses 180 by its self, that leaves 75Mb for apps and games hmmm not enough I think.
So the simple answer would be stick 512 in and every thing should run hunky unless you do heavy duty video or 3d editing
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Old 02-12-2004, 06:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I agree totally .. i think 512 has become an essential thing .. Especially if ur into gaming
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Old 02-19-2004, 09:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
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512 is a necessity almost. 1024 is best. I suggest getting a 512 stick. and in the future, get another one. Get a good brand. and try to get ones that have heat sinks. Once you hit 512, heating becomes serious.
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Old 02-21-2004, 08:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
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ya 512 is good for gaming i am on the website msn messenger and zone alarm win xp and norton. And i have 280megs free
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Yeah, use at least 512MB. If you have an ASUS mobo equipped with a dual channel memory controller, use two sticks of the same brand 256MB to take advantage of ASUS' Twin Bank technology for doubling memory bandwidth.
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Old 02-21-2004, 02:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah definately go with 512... and get the good stuff!
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Old 02-21-2004, 02:38 PM   #8 (permalink)
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if you have a tight budget than i would get 256MB memory. if you find it is unbearable just get another 256MB stick and add it to your computer to bring total to 512MB. when i used 256MB it wasn't running much slower. not noticeable anyways
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ekÆsine's right .. this way u get to test the system with 256 n' then get another 256 if required ..

Also u can probably use it dual channel mode too
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