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Old 08-24-2010, 01:34 PM   #1
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I have a 3.00Ghz intel core duo processor with 2gb RAM and I was wondering if updating to 2x2 gb would increase the computers performance. Would it help use the processor to its potential?
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Well, what do you use your computer for? If it's just Microsoft Word and Facebook, then it's probably not worth it. If, however, you do a lot of photo editing and gaming, then it's probably worth the upgrade.
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I use it for a lot of gaming. ^^ Mainly Starcraft 2 ^^ I dont know where to find the type of motherboard im using as it was a pre-built Dell XPS gaming system.
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If your GPU doesn't keep up, I would upgrade that first.
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If your GPU doesn't keep up, I would upgrade that first.
Yea.

Increasing RAM won't increase physical speed of the machine but what it does do is allow increased productivity; like trying to run a growing business from a broom cupboard. Eventually you'll need a nice big office to allow you to perform the tasks needed.

You might have enough RAM for what you want/need to do.

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I use it for a lot of gaming. ^^ Mainly Starcraft 2 ^^ I dont know where to find the type of motherboard im using as it was a pre-built Dell XPS gaming system.
Whats the model number of your Dell?
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its a 730 with a 9800gt but I should be getting the 5770 tomorrow
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It's a personal preference but i'd rather go for the HD4890 or the GTX460.
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If you're still living on 2GB and trying to play Starcraft 2, you need to get to 4GB post-haste. I have 8GB on my desktop at home, and StarCraft 2 is the only game I have where it'll peg 3880+ MB of RAM in use on my system. A friend of mine with 2GB is complaining all the time about performance in the game, and he has an 8800 GTS 512 card which is no slouch.
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hey,

i would recommend getting a total of 4gb ram but i wouldn't make it your first priority. i recently just built a gaming pc and only have 2gb in it because i couldn;t afford 4 or 8 initially. so yes do get more ram but i don't think you'll notice huuuuge differences.
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If your struggling to do something on your machine then take a look at the task manager and check the RAM usage. If your using most of it, or all of it, then yea, get some RAM.

When I start to use more than 2GB of my 3GB during average usage i'll double my RAM.
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