2GB vs. 4GB PC8500 in XP

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  1. SaviouR

    SaviouR Dallas - Choke City :(

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    I'm completely set for getting PC8500 memory since the price disparity between the two is negligible but wondering how much of a difference am I going to see from 2GB to 4GB. Corsair already released a revision to the memory that I'm getting and more importantly the voltage ratings have changed from 2.1v to 1.2v. It's been proven that mixing voltages can and will fry mobos so I figure that biting the bullet now is worth the time and effort saved from either finding another 2x1GB set of the same voltage or selling off the old set for a new 2x2GB pack. It also wasn't long ago that 2GB was considered overkill and it's the standard now so sooner or later 4GB will be within the realm of that.
     
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    32-bit or 64-bit?

    2gb or 4gb, respectively.
     
  3. SaviouR

    SaviouR Dallas - Choke City :(

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    32-bit but trying to get ready for what's out there a year or two down the road.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    never buy for the "future". buy for today.... in the future you'll replace it, anyway.
     
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    it will cost half as much in the future too, then you'll feel dumb
     
  6. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    The only proper benchmark that i've ever seen, showed that without any doubt, it slows your system down to go from 1gb to 2gb, or even from 2gb to 3gb.
    The performance loss was very slight, but it was across the board on multiple systems that they tested this on.
    So unless you run some wicked demanding apps, you're doing nothing more than wasting resources, and slowing down your system by going to 4gb.
     
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    actually doc, it's not ram capacity (1GB, 2GB, etc),... its the number of sticks used that hits performance.

    more sticks = more stress for the memory controller

    that is why in overclocking,.... 2x1GB or 2x2GB is easier to oc than 4x1GB.
     
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    agree with the others,... 32-bit = 2GB, 64-bit = 4GB
    how often do you upgrade pcs?
    maybe in 2 yrs, you probably want DDR3.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    That makes sense.
     
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    yeah, i had 4gb of corsair XMS2 4-4-4-12 and it hauled ass, but lack of drivers for windows x64 made me ultimatly scrap it and i kept the ram (4x 1gb sticks)

    it just hurt to have 2 gb sitting on the shelf totally usless (can i make a new pc.. :drool: )
     
  11. wizziebaldwin

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    xp 32 bit does not recognize 4 gig ... just another reason to hate Microsoft
     
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    fag
     
  13. GOGZILLA

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    yes hate them because its impossible to physically address 4+ gigs with 32 bits, youre a fucking moron
     

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