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How Much is Enough? Is going to 2 GB ram worth trhe money?

By TechRat
Mar 3, 2005
  1. I'm about to order my next PC. Going w/latestSocket 939 MSI MB, Athlon 64 3800 CPU, and WD 250 GB HD. Is it worth the extra $'s to go with 2 GB ram?
     
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    You probably don't need that much so you probably won't notice much performance increase with 2GB over say 1GB.
     
  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    If you will be doing heavy modeling and rendering it might be worth it, but if not, then I would say let it go.

    BTW
    :wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:
     
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Even going from 512MB to 1GB only gives you a 5% boost. And as said above, unless you do big-file manipulations, it is not worth it.
     
  5. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +6

    I have 2GB in one of my machines. I doubt more than 1GB is ever used.
     
  6. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    I always said it's not the size, it's what you do with it. :p
     
  7. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094

    AH ! Didou he was not talking about That.
     
  8. isatippy

    isatippy TS Rookie Posts: 497

    I would go with 1gb. :hotouch:
     
  9. TechRat

    TechRat TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank You for your responses, 1 GB it is.

    Now, I need to decide on a case. Ahhhhh, life is good.
     
  10. isatippy

    isatippy TS Rookie Posts: 497

    How much do you want to spend, and do you want a side window or not. If if doesn't matter I would go with a Thermaltake case or a Emermax. They are both good companys with good quality Thermaltake is a little more pricey from what I have seen. :bounce:
     
  11. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094

    Lian-li Rules !
     
  12. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +6

    I was thinking about putting 2GB in a new laptop I am planning to buy, but to be honest, that's just showing off. 1GB is much cheaper if you get 512MB modules, which are priced well right now.

    I got this Tsunami Dream case recently (sad choice of name.) Its pretty cool I guess.

    [​IMG]
     
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