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#1 reinmar

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 09:30 PM

guys, just wanna ask i have a 1GB DDR2 RAM and if a change it into a 2or3GB DDR2(if there's any) will i get a performance increase? whats the diffirence form the 1GB to 2or3GB?

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 07:50 AM

Depends upon OS and applications.

For me, the sweetspot with XP was 2 gigs. During gaming I could max out 1 gig and get stutters due to hard drive activity. Likewise, my laptop has only 1 gig and I have never noticed a problem surfing or using it at work. I don't throw a lot at it though.

Vista 64 works fine with 4 gigs. You can get by with 2, but sometimes Vista just decides to eat up the RAM and hiccup. If you use memory intensive apps (like Photoshop) and have a lot of processes running at once, then you will need more RAM.

WIN 7 64 bit, still playing with it (late adopter). Memory usage seems close to Vista, maybe slightly better (lower requirements). With IE open, it uses a little less than a gig of mem.

Keep an eye on your RAM usage. Open "task Manager" once in awhile and check how much RAM you are using when your apps are running.

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