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Old 01-28-07, 06:19 PM   #1
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Exclamation Move to 4GB of Memory?

Since I'm in the process of setting up a new rig, I was wondering when you guys think the move to 4GB should take place.

I will be setting up a dual boot with XP and Vista Ultimate. From what I've read it seems that Vista really likes more memory.

Some members in these forums have made the move to 4GB already. Would this be smart investment or would I really be jumping the gun?

I was only planning on buying 2GB like last time. Should I really be buying more?

Decisions, decisions.......
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Old 01-28-07, 06:22 PM   #2
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No, 4GB is worthless unless you do alot of video or graphics editing.
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Hopefully this would not be a big hindrance to overclocking.
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Old 01-28-07, 06:22 PM   #4
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Check this out:
http://www.bcchardware.com/index.php...3135&Itemid=40

Seems worth it to me in Vista... sometimes as much as a 10FPS difference!

This memory looks good, just make sure to run Vista x64.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231122
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Old 01-28-07, 06:23 PM   #5
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No, 4GB is worthless unless you do alot of video or graphics editing.
So DX10 Crysis would in no way benefit from 4GB?
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Old 01-28-07, 06:24 PM   #6
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$529. Holy crap.
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Old 01-28-07, 06:25 PM   #7
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Check this out:
http://www.bcchardware.com/index.php...3135&Itemid=40

Seems worth it to me in Vista... sometimes as much as a 10FPS difference!

This memory looks good, just make sure to run Vista x64.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231122
Nice! To be honest that is one of the first 4GB kits I have seen...at NewEgg anyway.
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So DX10 Crysis would in no way benefit from 4GB?
Maybe, who knows but at this given time theres no need for it, jAkUp posted something that says you can gain 10FPS, no offense, you could probably gain that with some better quality ram that would allow you to OC higher would benefit you more.
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Excuse my nerdgasm but the thought of 4GB of Corsair Dominator PC-9136.....
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Excuse my nerdgasm but the thought of 4GB of Corsair Dominator PC-9136.....
Do you make them in 2GB DIMMs? I wouldn't think it would be good to get 4 DIMMs if you plan on overclocking, always though that was bad...
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I'm not real convinced by those benchmarks... why are there massive performance drops in some areas with more ram? For $500 it'd better be a consistent improvement. Hell, that could almost buy a second 8800GTX.
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Well I'm sure just like we saw with the jump from 1GB to 2GB....4GB will become more of a necessity probably sooner than later.
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