Desktop Ram

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  1. JasonKnight

    JasonKnight OT Supporter

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    Ok, I currently have 4gb of ram installed in my computer, running vista U 64-bit.

    The ram is some cheap samsung crap that came with the computer that I have. PC2-4200 DDR2-533 240pin SDRAM DIMM

    My question is would I notice a difference in performance if I spent $50 on 4gb of this (I already know the motherboard can support 800mhz)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227124&Tpk=OCZ%20Gold

    Is $50 worth this upgrade? I run dual monitors, multiple applications at a time, i play WoW, COD4, C&C games. and my average under load ram usage is around 70%+

    thanks for the help
     
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    no diff
    faster ram will only help if you overclock your cpu
     
  3. eideteker

    eideteker Who jarked off in my frakkin' coffee? OT Supporter

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    Are you familiar with BIOS settings? If your motherboard allows you to set your memory speed, you might be able to run your current memory at 667MHz or even 800MHz. It's worth a shot, and if you experience any system instability you can always go back to stock speeds.
     

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