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    I am currently running 1 stick of 512ddr2. I was wondering would it be in my best interest to upgrade to 1gb? Would i notice much of a performance gain? Also, is there much of a performance gain from 1gb to 2gb? Finally, I was wondering is it possible for me to buy a 1gb stick and still use my old 512 at the same time? Or would only more 512 work with the current 512?


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    Well getting another stick of 512 won't hurt you, it will make things run faster.
    What processor do you have, you will only notice an increase in performance by fixing the systems bottle neck. If its the ram then go get more, but if its the cpu more ram won't help...

    But at that price I say go for it.
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    I have a p4 3.2 processor. How much ram do you think my processor would be able to handle? I dont want to buy so much that I can't tell the difference between the amount i just put in and the amount I had before.


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    UR processor is good, and it cant hurt to have more ram, so ya get it

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    JMK, make this a bit easier for us just post your full system specs, the mobo, cpu, ram, video card, all of it. But you can leave out the motherboard and the RAM I guess because we already know it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duffman
    JMK, make this a bit easier for us just post your full system specs, the mobo, cpu, ram, video card, all of it. But you can leave out the motherboard and the RAM I guess because we already know it.

    So basically you want to know what his Video Card is


    Yes get the ram, however you will want to keep it the same speed as your other stick of ram as buying anythign faster will just run at the slower sticks speed anyway


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    Doesn't it matter if you are currently using all of the 512?

    If you still have free RAM when you run all the programs you use then adding more RAM won't make a difference. Run the most programs you normally run and then check in the Windows Task Manager>Performance tab>Physical Memory Available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234
    Doesn't it matter if you are currently using all of the 512?

    If you still have free RAM when you run all the programs you use then adding more RAM won't make a difference. Run the most programs you normally run and then check in the Windows Task Manager>Performance tab>Physical Memory Available.
    Not necessarily. If some of the memory used by progs has been shipped out to VM you could still have Available Physical Memory, so that viewpoint is not necessarily valid.

    Take the Total Physical Memory and subtract the Total Kernel Memory. This gives the Usable Physical Memory. If this is greater than the Total Commit Charge, then you don't need more memory. If it is less, then more memory may give you a performance improvement, but how much depends on how the progs you are using are shipped out to VM.

    Note: the above is only an approximate calculation of Usable Physical Memory.
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    I did what you said lynx and i did all the math and it was around 300,000 less. This was when i was playing counterstrike source while playing music like i usually do. Someone asked what vid card I have. I have GeForce 6600 GT pci-e. So with that said.. how much more ram should I buy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMK
    I have GeForce 6600 GT pci-e. So with that said.. how much more ram should I buy?
    Id buy another stick of what you currently have.

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