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Old 02-02-2007, 11:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Will I notice a difference with 4GB of Ram vs 2GB of Ram on my new system?

Basically I wanted to know if I would notice a big enough difference to justify the $250+ for the additional 2x GB of ram on top of what I already have. The ram is listed below.

ENERMAX ECA3092 Black SECC & Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

ASUS P5B Deluxe LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 2.13GHz LGA 775 Processor

Power Supply:
ENERMAX ATX 550W Power Supply

Graphics Card:
eVGA GeForce 8800GTS 640MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory 2GBHZ

Logitech THX Z-5300e 280 Watts RMS 5.1 Speakers

Monitor: (22" Widescreen HDMI)
SCEPTRE x22wg-Gamer Black 22" 5ms DVI Widescreen HDMI LCD Monitor

Sound Card:
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card

Hard Drive:
SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive


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Old 02-03-2007, 12:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Depends on what you're doing. Usually not, not many programs require that much ram. Unless you're a 3D animator, or a INSANE mutli-tasker (even though i still think 4GB is overkill)

Or that you plan to use it as a server.

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Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 Conroe 2.13ghz
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Old 02-03-2007, 12:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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2GB is fine maybe use that extra cash for a e6600
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Old 02-03-2007, 12:11 AM   #4 (permalink)
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personally if it were me i would be interested in having 4GB of memory. that's only because i mess around with video a fair bit. you would be better off putting the money towards an e6600.
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Old 02-03-2007, 12:21 AM   #6 (permalink)
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if you have vista... and you do some serious heavy duty multitasking, or photoshop with images of photo's that are like 14megapixels.. then yes, i would highly suggest 4 gigs
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Originally posted by Coke27
2GB is fine maybe use that extra cash for a e6600

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Old 02-03-2007, 05:59 AM   #8 (permalink)
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4GB is not needed.
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Old 02-03-2007, 07:34 AM   #9 (permalink)
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As I know whindows XP runs faster in 2GB than 4GB because XP can't utilize 4GB effectively

So, it is better to spend your money on 8800GTX or E6600 than wasting your money on 4GB ram
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Old 02-03-2007, 01:44 PM   #10 (permalink)
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yeah, get the e6600. this processor rocks. gtx is nice too.

- Intel i7-930 CPU @ 3.4 GHz w/ Zalman CNPS 9900 MAX
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- Cooler Master HAF 932 Adv. Chassis
- SSD Intel 40 gig
- HDD: 2x SATA III 300 GBs
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