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Old 01-31-2009, 06:50 PM   #1
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Default Should I go for 8GB of Ram?

I can’t imagine how cheap the DD2 is! I bought this ram about 7 months ago for $100 now its $50. Anyways I currently have 4GB of this exact ram, and seeing how it’s only $50 do you think I should go for it and get 4 more? Will there be any noticeable boot in performance? I’m using about 43% of my current 4GB at idle. Anyways, here is the link.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231166

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Old 01-31-2009, 06:50 PM   #2
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There will be no increase in performance.
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Old 01-31-2009, 06:53 PM   #3
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The only reason i see why to go beyond 2GB is if you are using an Vista/W7, or similar OS, and the only reason why to go beyond 4GB is if you are planning to use the computer as an server.
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Default Re: Should I go for 8GB of Ram?

Thanks guys. Was hoping for a a different answer, but it is what it is.
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The only reason i see why to go beyond 2GB is if you are using an Vista/W7, or similar OS, and the only reason why to go beyond 4GB is if you are planning to use the computer as an server.
What about bragging rights?
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The only reason i see why to go beyond 2GB is if you are using an Vista/W7, or similar OS, and the only reason why to go beyond 4GB is if you are planning to use the computer as an server.
I don't really agree with that. With only 2 gigs in my rig, I feel a bit limited, I'd like to have 4. I was thinking about upgrading, but I need a new video card first.
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I noticed a huge difference going from 2GB to 4GB. My programs opened faster and ran smoother. Photoshop really benefited, haha.
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Yeah, I noticed a large improvement going from 2 to 4 gigs too. I mean, if I installed a TON of apps that used a lot of RAM I might go to 6 gigs but never anymore than that.
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