Superpal3
2004-03-15T15:41:23Z
Is it worth the dollars and is there a benefit to putting 1024mb of ram on a DDR...AMD system versus 512mb ? ie. 2 sticks of 512mb versus 2 sticks of 256mb...
pcs2000
2004-03-15T15:47:12Z
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Originally posted by Superpal3
Is it worth the dollars and is there a benefit to putting 1024mb of ram on a DDR...AMD system versus 512mb ? ie. 2 sticks of 512mb versus 2 sticks of 256mb...


I would have to say yes with XP. Anything over a gig will yield little or nothing for most uses.
Jordan
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2004-03-15T16:02:40Z
I would say it depends entirely what you do with it. For every day apps and games ide say no differece. But for video/image editing it does. Even if Windows eats half of it no matter what! Plus 1024 is obviously more future proof...
Telexen
2004-03-15T18:03:52Z
If you're not gaming I'd say it's probably not worth the extra $$$ unless you want to spend it ... 512mb is plenty of RAM to run XP on.
snakebite66
2004-03-15T18:57:30Z
I agree, 512 is a good amount of RAM especially if your mobo supports Dual DDR.

If your board supports it go for DDR 400 sticks, I have 333 as you will see. Runs XP just fine, and all the games I throw at it.

I had to use 256 for a few days last year and I noticed straight away a performance slow down in almost evrything.

512 is where it's at I think