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How much RAM do I need

By butch7
Sep 26, 2005
  1. I plan on purchasing a new mobo for dual channel AMD 64 3000. SLI isn't necessary and I am not a gamer or overclocker. I do multiple applications at once and edit photos. I intend to buy Corsair DDS400 value RAM. How much RAM is ideal? 1GB, 2GB. Remember, it needs to work in dual chanel. Thanks.
     
  2. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,086

    best deal for now is that you are not the gamer and is for used to multi-tasking uses, you should get atleast 512 mb ram, or if you have onboard video card, get 768mb or 1 gb. Movie editing, 1gb to 2gb. It sound crazy, but you should get between 512 mb to 1 gb

    Lucan
     
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    2x512mb sticks should be more than enough. However, depending on how many applications you intend running at the same time, you could, if your mobo supports it(check your mobo manual), get 2x1gig sticks of ram. The choice as they say is yours.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
     
  4. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,327

    I guess it depends on the quality/size of the photos you're dealing with really; if you're pretty serious into editing 1GB for sure.
     
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