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MAD LARKIN 10-29-2005 09:03 PM

2 Gigs Ram
 
At the moment I have 1 gig of RAM, I always heard that anything over 1 gig is useless for gaming right now. I was just wondering if I did add another 1024mb in how would my performance change as far as gaming go, would it help at all? Just for loading times?

Sprooty 10-29-2005 09:06 PM

For games like Fear and BF2 2GB is what we recommend even tho the min requiredments are probably 512MB Ram.

I would suggest anothe GB or ram with your system. is that an AMD Athlon 64? or just plain athlon?

PZEROFGH 10-29-2005 09:06 PM

and extra 1GB will help you in games like bf2 and fear.

and for loading times yes, and minmizing between games and apps like that

MAD LARKIN 10-29-2005 09:11 PM

:) Oh ok sweet, then i guess I'll have to add another gig in, I play battlefield 2 all the time and I just beat the awsomeness of F.E.A.R., it is a athlon 64, and I fixed my sig.

MAD LARKIN 10-29-2005 09:23 PM

OH and another thing, at the moment i have 2 512mb cause i was trying to run dual channel but my cheap mother board kept giving me a beep code when ever i tried to put them in next to each other :(. Anyways it says in my mother board manual puting ram in all 4 slots is not recomended (which makes me wonder why it even came with 4), so is getting just 1 stick of 1024mb alright?

PZEROFGH 10-29-2005 09:24 PM

then you wont run in dual channel :( which sucks

MAD LARKIN 10-29-2005 09:33 PM

Does Dual Channel make that much of a difference, i never thought it did, i thought it was a miniscule increase in performance...

GrimReaper23 10-30-2005 01:52 AM

I thought it was like a highway not dual channel is a 4 lane while dual channel is like 8 lanes might wanna check up on that from someone else tho, not quite sure on it.

Sh0r_ty 10-30-2005 02:38 AM

technically it should double performance but the increse is more like 2-5%

kiyotaka 10-30-2005 05:24 AM

http://www.tcmagazine.info/articles....ge=1&pagenum=4


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