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Old 11-17-2005, 12:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I just upgraded from 512MB PC2100 to 1GB PC2100. So far I notice nothing. Absolutely nothing. This sucks.

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Old 11-17-2005, 12:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Is it running in dual channel? Do you have dual channel? Will probally not notice much of a difference if its not.


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Old 11-17-2005, 12:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Why do u still use PC2100? And if your motherboard only supports ram of that speed maybe its smarter to spend that 100 dollars on a new motherboard than on a pair of ram.

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Old 11-17-2005, 05:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
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maybe you should play bf2
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Old 11-17-2005, 08:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Ya you will notice the difference if you play high end games.
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Old 11-17-2005, 04:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Saint71
Ya you will notice the difference if you play high end games.
Yeah most games in the past don't need more than 1gb of RAM so you won't notice a difference unless you play games like bf2, or fear, farcry,etc.
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Old 11-18-2005, 04:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i can play BF2 on good settings and i only have 768mb Pc2100 cause i have old dell
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Old 11-22-2005, 12:10 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Turns out I made 2 posts on this topic. This was the first one I made. I didn't even know this one existed cause I pressed submit when I made it and my browser crashed. I tried to see if this thread was still made, but didn't find it so I made a new one. Anyways...

No dual channel RAM. Just basic PC2100.

And I don't see the point of spending money on a new motherboard cause it doesn't stop there. I already had a stick of 512MB PC2100 so I only had to buy one more stick. If I got a motherboard I'd have to get a new CPU cause I have a P4 2.4 with no HT, and I'd have to buy new RAM anyway cause I have PC2100 which is no good to newer boards. So that's 1 motherboard, 1 CPU, and 1GB worth of RAM. And after all that I have an ATI 9200 and a 80GB HD, both pretty crappy compared to today's technology. So I'm really better off just getting a whole new computer then. So the way I see it upgrading to 1GB ram and stretching the life of my PC out 2 or 3 more years was quite intelligent. That's my reasoning.

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