According to Microsoft you will still see an improvement going from 2 to 4 gigs on 32bit. Even though it does not show up, the operating system is still utilizing the additional ram (according to MS). I am running 4 gigs on 2 machines 64 and 32 bit versions of Vista. I am thinking about going to 8 gigs on the 64 bit machine since it is so cheap right now. I still use a 2gig swap file with 4gigs and would like to completely eliminate it.
I dont think I will be over-clocking or moving up to a 64-bit OS thx though. About the fire hat guy, what if my board only had 2 RAM slots lol , I have the Asus Maximus Formula I have 4 don't worry! I think I'm going 2 gb...
2x2 is cheaper than 2x1 + 2x512
and on most boards will give better support for OC, if that sounds interesting
Uh...stupid me. I wasn't even thinking about price. Yeah if you find 2x2 for the same or cheaper, then screw it, waste the 750MB. 2GB works just fine with XP though. I can't believe how close to free that stuff is. The XMS2 2GB kit with the good heatsinks can be had for $33 after rebate. Geeeeez. Dominators for 39? Come on.