quantumsheep

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G-Skill are very good, couldn't go wrong for that price.

Only get 4gb if you're going to be using a 64 bit operating system (Unix, XP x64, Vista 64bit etc).
 

PCtechie

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Yeah, I am using Vista Home Premium X64. I am always sitting at 54% usage on my memory so I think it's time to upgrade to 4 gigs. I don't loose any performance with it running that hgh, but I wonder what type of perfromance I will get with 4 gigs? Thanks for the input. I think I might go ahead and order it. If I don't like it I can always go back to the patriot and use the G.Skill in my second PC I am building for my kids. It's cheap enough Y not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 


The RAM usage is from Vista pre-caching commonly used programs for faster launching. Memory used in this fashion is relinquished on demand just as if it were empty.

That said: Go to MSFT, download and install KB929777 prior to installing the 4 Gigs. There's an issue with certain types of memory controller this fixes.
 

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Wow that is a better deal guys. 2x2 GB leaves you room to upgrade to 8GB later on if you'll ever need that much :D. And it's cheaper too....
 

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NewEgg had 2x2 DDR2-800 for under $60 AR.

I almost bought some myself, but I won't need it for another 6 months or so and I feared I would be going with DDR3 by then.
 

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Holly DICK (Clark) BATMAN! I seriously am thinking of going to 8 gbs now..... Will there be any performance increases for 8 GB? It will look good in Vista to only see 15% used instead of 32% (I am at 4gb under Vista 64).
 

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I am worried cause my motherboard requirement page says 1.8V and this G Skill 4GB kit is 1.8V - 1.9V.
Will it still work well or would i be better off going with memory that is rated at ONLY 1.8V?

 

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Then why do all my programs launch slower (even on relaunch) than in XP? As soon as I can I'm going to back up my files, wipe my drives, and get XP back... Then again I wouldn't mind having 4GB in XP 64bit.

-mcg