Originally posted by ThirdLeft152
if your not having any problems with your games, then whats the point? unless your playing games such as BF2 that need the extra ram.
That's a good point. He hasn't said what he is doing with the machine.
Capping your RAM at 1gig is not a standard. It's not even an intelligent comment.
If all you're doing is playing old games and doing low-power homework, 1gig is plenty. However, your needs beyond that are entirely dictated by what you are doing with the machine.
For example, if you're doing CAD work, compiling, graphics/audio work, heavy gaming, 3D modeling, etc, you're gonna want more RAM.
As a real-world example, when I only had 1gig in my box and I was doing complex AutoCAD renders, it would take several minutes. Once I popped in another gig, the rendering time went down to around a minute. When I popped in my 3rd gig, the machine renders like a bat out of he-ll. The reason is that the rendering engine requires a huge amount of space to work with, and the less RAM I had, the more times it had to swap with the HDD during the process, which makes things ugly.