Originally posted by p0werslave
no, your right.
Everyone is so obsessed with getting 2 gigs of ram when it is TOTALLY unnecessary. 1 gig is completely fine for todays games and you won't need 2 gigs for 2-5 months. I don't understand why people say you have to have 2 gigs standard, it's just not needed, it's a luxury not a necessity.
I'm not trying to start a debate here, but i'm going to have to go ahead and disagree. I believe 2 GIG's is absolutely needed in some systems.
Like mine for instance. I have 2GIG's and at desktop my system uses about 35% of my total RAM. I've got a ton of "Stardock Programs, like window blinds, object dock, high-res wallpaper, Desktop-X, system metrics and many others. Not to mention my Internet security suite and tons of other applications running in the background. Windows task manager usually shows about 70 to 75 processes.
Now, should I play a game like BF2, FEAR or HL2, my system will now use close to 75+ % of my system memory.
I've actually experimented with my system, by removing a GIG. The performance across the board was absolutely horrible.
Now granted, "IF" I format and reinstall windows, drivers and other necessary applications. Then install one game. I won't need 2GIGs.
But the amount of software that i have installed and running, 2 GIG's is a must,