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Upgrade Ram or not?

Post by michael.4 » Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:36 am

I have a Mesh Xtreme AMD 64 4000+ PC which i bought 2 years ago. It has a asus A8N Sli mobo and came with 2 x 512 PC3200 DDR400 (I presume) generic ram. Am considering upgrading the Ram to Corsair Twinx 2x512 or 2x1024. It has 4 Ram slots. Would it be better to keep the old ram and run 4x512 or run 2x512 + 2x1024, or just run the new 2x1024 twinset? Is there a noticeable benefit to going from 1gb to 2gb?

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Post by KnightRid » Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:34 am

Only benefit i have seen is if you are a HUGE multi-tasker! I have also noticed going from 1gb to 2gb that my video editing programs seemed to love me more :)

If you are a power user, go with the best 2X1024 set you can afford. If you are just a normal person like me, grab a cheap set of 2X512 and add it in ;) If you overclock you want the high end stuff too, as i am finding out!

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Post by dicecca112 » Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:39 am

my suggestion would be no. Your system is I'm assuming 939. I would wait deal with what you have, until either K8L comes out, or probably at the same time as K8L ddr3 will be out, so if you can wait a year do so. Save your money and give yourself a nice performance jump
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Post by SAMSAMHA » Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:32 pm

if you plan to upgrade to vista and hold you pc for a bit longer, going to 2gig would be beneficial for about 150ish. If you are not great multitasker or gamers, hold onto your 1gig and wait for upgrade I think. Personally I think 2gig is really beneficial.

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Post by Sporg » Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:36 pm

Why not throw a 1GB kit (512x2) in? Should be able to get one for around $100 and it would give you a performance boost that will last a while. I have an old AMD XP2500 system that I use in the garage and when I bumped it from 1GB to 2GB I noticed it ran quite a bit better. Just a thought, it's a cheap performance boost.
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Post by michael.4 » Wed Jan 10, 2007 2:05 pm

Thanks for the replies.

Yes it is a 939 board. I use my computer for gaming and some photo editing as well as the more mundane stuff. Would plan to maybe keep this pc another 2 years if poss, am doing some upgrading at the mo. 650w Seasonic PSU, Radeon X1950PRO Ultimate graphics card is on the way as well.

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Post by id86 » Tue Apr 24, 2007 3:09 am

then, i suggest you upgrade to 2 x 1024 ram to run game n photo editing...im also plan to upgrade my rams.but running out of money :cry:

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Post by dgood » Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:20 pm

IT won't help that much to do anything, a 3800x2 would help more if you want to stay on the 939 train they are like 80 dollars now on ewiz oem. dual core and can oc really easily to 2.6 most of the time. I'd recommend that or just waiting and upgrading the whole system. 2gb of ram only really helps in a few games or at really high resolution, hard multitasking and stuff like that. However dual core will help more.
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Post by Kalko » Wed Apr 25, 2007 2:10 am

i suggest you upgrade to 2 x 1024 not 2x512+2x1024 because you lose the dual channel and the 1T option and that means less speed.

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Post by odie2190 » Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:10 am

frys has a deal right now a 3800 am2 and a ecs mobo combo for 90 bucks. ecs is **** for oc but its a start.
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Post by JohntechUPi » Wed May 23, 2007 10:13 pm

The biggest jump in performance next to a CPU upgrade with that system would be with Two 1.0 Gig modules Newegg has Corsair Value Select for 144.00 or Twinx2048-3200 for about 229.00. The Value Select would be the best bang for the Buck.

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Post by brites » Thu May 24, 2007 12:16 pm

Wait for ddr3... not an option... for someone who need mem now... Why? Because ddr3 is very expensive and compared to ddr2 isn't that faster

for about 100$ you get 2gb of good mem (good on OC as well) example

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820231114

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Post by JohntechUPi » Thu May 31, 2007 8:48 pm

Thats Great brites but the user in thios post had a DDR1 MB, dont confuse him with DDR2.

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Post by Apoptosis » Thu May 31, 2007 8:56 pm

locked... this guy needed advice 5 months ago...

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