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Old 11-10-2005, 10:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Does 1gb DDR really help with Athlon XP nForce 2 system?

I scored my system using 512mb of RAm and the full 1GB of Ram on 3dMARK05. I only got a 3% performance increase with twice the DDR RAM! Is this because of the limited bandwidth of the socket A nForce 2 system? Would there be a bigger difference with athlon 64?

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2x512mb Patriot XBLK
256mb BFG 7600GT
Samsung 200GB 8mb
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did you NEED the extra 512 or WANT it?

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Old 11-11-2005, 01:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It really helps depending How much is loaded into memory. If a game has a bunch of Terrain detail;, Player data, ETC it will eat memory and be VERY useful. EX i've seen lineage 2 take up to 400/500mb for it alone

the idea of ram is when physical memory runs out it will eat at the pagefile Which is on the hard drive and be SLOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
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