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Old 06-16-2005, 06:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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As a non-gamer, would I notice much difference between a 1 GB stick of memory vs. 2x512 MB in DDR? I will mostly be surfing the web, emailing , light photo editing and mp3 playing with this computer. Thanks!
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I'd prefer the 2x512 just because its a little faster, and probably cheaper.
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Old 06-16-2005, 06:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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2x 512 is faster and cheaper
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Old 06-16-2005, 07:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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if you won't do heavy gaming, i wold only get 512 MB of RAM...
I mean, i'm using 512, and still playing games like Battlefield 2, and they work fine.... plus, you can always add more ram...
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Considering that most of the time 2x256 is close to the same price as 1x512, I would go with the 2x256 to make use of dual channel (if your motherboard supports it).

But maximum performance isnt too big of an issue, due to the lack of gaming/overclocking.

I would get whatever was cheaper, and if they are the same price, get 2x256
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Old 06-17-2005, 12:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone! I actually already bought one stick of 512mb so I could expand into the other dimm and get 1GB if I ever felt the need. I started worrying that I was crippling myself by not starting with 2 DIMMS in DDR, but it sounds like the consensous is I wouldn't see that much difference as a non-gamer. THanks again!
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