Originally Posted by Izzjess
heres my specs 320gig hd--2.4 e6600proc--2 gigs of 800speed corsair sdram--9800 GTX--MB is a asus p5b-E--
antec 750w ps.. --------Im wanting to upgrade to window7 from xp and am thinking upgrading my ram would be the least cost best upgrade move i can make--- any way, should i get 2 more sticks of the ram ive got or get all new ram alltogether and if so how much..... any other wisdom on the windows 7 upgrade would also be nice thanks
Unless you are running applications that are particularly memory intensive 2gb of ram is really perfectly fine for 7. DDR2 Ram prices have really gone up in the last 6 months so adding more really isn't as cost effective as it used to be.
If you are wanting to improve system responsiveness, boot time, loading times, etc I highly recommend considering a SSD. Using one for you OS and programs will make a much more noticeable difference in how fast your system feels than adding more ram would. If you do decide to go with a SSD the Intel X25-V is an excellent drive.
Newegg.com - Intel X25-V SSDSA2MP040G2R5 2.5" 40GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - SSD
I would definitely go with 7 64bit though so you will have the option to upgrade to more ram if you decide to. IMO there isn't any reason to dual boot with xp, if you do need to run some old applications 7 Pro and Ultimate include a virtual version of XP that works very well.