2 gb cas3, or 1 gb better ram?
I currently have a gig of ddr400 (no o/c) kingston valueram. I'm not doing any gaming or video editing, so really fast ram isn't AS important as for some others, but I do think I would benefit from some sort of an upgrade, and while ram is dirt cheap figured i'd do it now. I'm torn between a few options and am open to suggestions...
Option 1 - Add another gig of either corsair or kingston value ram, which both run at cas 3 i think.
Option 2 - Sell what I have for 40-50 bucks and get a fresh gig of higher quality / faster ram
Option 3 - Wait a few months, get a new mobo with DDR2 and get something even FASTER, once prices settle down some
On the topic, just saw that corsair's value ram is 2.5 cas. would that be a big difference over 3? if i added that in, would it just run at 3 like kingston, or would there be any "issues?"
FYI - where i'm running into problems is with large files in Illustrator and Photoshop, and checking resources I see that photoshop is very often eating up 3/4+ memory alone. Figured another gig would help out.
EDIT - OR, scratch the ram idea and spend the $ on a 10K rpm serial drive to run the graphisc apps off? does that speed up everything, or just opening/closing?