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#1 dashiell


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Posted 19 July 2006 - 02:55 PM

I'm planning on buying a new computer on which to play games and I think I have one picked out but I have a question concerning the RAM. The computer in question comes with DDR2 800 PC6400 RAM. Would it be neccessary to have over 1gb of this kind of RAM, or will I need more? If so, how much would be advisable for playing new games? Thanks.

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 11:12 PM

With the way programs are growing and you will probably end up with MicroSoft Vista before it's over with I would go with 2Gb of RAM. 1Gb is minimum on new systems.
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Posted 20 July 2006 - 05:36 AM

If you have a good Processor and Video card, you could get away with 512 RAM, but you'd mostly suffer longer loading times in th game, and you'll see a noticeable decrease in performance in avarage loading times of applications and web surfing.

If you're buying a new computer, try and make it has 1GB. RAM's one of the cheapest and easiest ways to boost system performance.
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Posted 20 July 2006 - 10:47 AM

When it comes to RAM - "Some is good, but more is better!" (up to a certain point).

I play games and leave many programs open while I do it - no performance problems with 2 gB of RAM.

I'd suggest trying it with the 1 gB and if it's OK, then leave it alone. If it's not, then spring for more RAM and add it to the system. Remember, if you're headed to Vista - you're gonna need a lot of everything!
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