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Sniperwolf812
2005-08-03T17:52:22Z
I just ordered another stick of 512 RAM and I was wondering how much of a difference I am going to notice once I put it in gaming wise. (Dont forget to look at my specs) q
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Ne0rC
2005-08-03T17:59:31Z
A big difference. Well, when I did at least. Went from taking a couple seconds, up to a minute of dumping memory in games when I quit them, to almost instatly being able to alt-tab out or shut it down. Though, I do have a much better video card.
SilentSpectre
2005-08-03T20:19:12Z
Aye, big difference in most games.
PZEROFGH
2005-08-04T16:44:19Z
especially in load times and exiting times, with a smoother picture
Sniperwolf812
2005-08-05T01:44:46Z
I need to get a better graphics card
kaut1k
2005-08-05T04:14:37Z
quote:

Originally posted by: Ne0rC
A big difference. Well, when I did at least. Went from taking a couple seconds, up to a minute of dumping memory in games when I quit them, to almost instatly being able to alt-tab out or shut it down. Though, I do have a much better video card.
So that's what that friggen lag is every time I exit a game! I've been wanting to know that for so long. :3
anthr
2005-08-10T17:18:38Z
so wots the min u guys recomend
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2005-08-10T18:49:55Z
512 is min 1GB recommended 4 most games that is.
hostile42
2005-08-16T21:44:39Z
Since i have 2x sticks of 512 ram i am basically stuck with upgrading in that increment correct?
Calcio
2005-08-17T11:02:07Z
you could always ditch the 512s(sell them online, use them for another rig, give them to a freind) and move up to 1 gig sticks, though its probably not worth it.
AMFYOYO
2005-08-17T18:17:02Z
Usually users notice a substantially big change in speeds .
Russman113
2005-08-21T15:25:08Z
IF you could get 2- 1 gig sticks and runthem dual channel, I would do it heh. That would be a pretty big upgrade.
totot
2005-08-26T16:07:51Z
Well the question is" is any app/game really take advantage of 2GB of memory? Sure soon....but right now???" I would wait..if you have 2x512 that is enough for now. Wait till prices drop
Kronstadt
2005-08-26T18:28:23Z
DDR1 saw it's lowest prices in June and they have only risen since. DDR2 has also dropped to a level where it can compete with DDR1. I wouldn't consider an upgrade past 1GB until you get a new system and possibly move straight onto DDR2 with the expected M2 platform. The prices for DDR2 are good at the moment, let's just hope manufacturers can sort out the terrible latencies before AMD move over to DDR2.
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