RAM opinion needed

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by dreamliner77, Feb 7, 2004.

  1. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Ok. I have 384 megs of pc133 ram. Have the oppurtinity to grab another 128 for $15. You guys even think it's worth it? I will be upgrading to a new machine in the next 2-3 months. Will I notice any performance gain between 384 and 512?
     
  2. PseudoKiller

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    its $15 ... I spend more than that in Starbucks in a week. What can it hurt??
     
  3. LeeJend

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    Might help a little in games and during start up. Your at the minimum recommended for Win XP. They use gobs of memory.

    Depends on how much the $15 is worth to you. (See above post.) And if you think you can get it back. 128 meg sticks aren't in very high demand anymore.
     
  4. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    well pk, stop going to overpriced trendy coffee shops...
     
  5. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    but starbucks rox :D

    /me loves starbucks...
     
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    Dunkin Donuts and Mary Lou's all the way!!
     
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    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    To get this back on topic, anyone else have any good suggestions?
     
  8. LeeJend

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    Yeah, if the starbucks price is too high buy their ground coffee and brew it at home. I do. Hmmm, Christmas Blend!

    And BTW 256 MB PC2100 Kingston sticks are on sale for $10 after rebates through today at Compusa ($34 in store price). You'll have the rebate back in time to buy the computer.

    And use the $5 I saved you for a Caramel Frappacino at Starbucks.
     
  9. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    eh, stuck with pc133 for a while.

    Will be using either pc2700 or 3200 when i build a new box

    or whatever the athlon64 will require then
     
  10. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Got a link for this compusa deal? I tried their site, but i hate navigating that site
     
  11. LeeJend

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    It was in the newspaper add. Doubt if it will show on their web site except under the rebate section. Expires today. I checked the "Store Ad" on the site and it did not show the RAM sale. Looks like an in store only, maybe even regional.

    PS. I hate their site too.
     
  12. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    well, i think i'll go grab this for now
     
  13. devynal

    devynal The Idiot Circus Boy

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    You may find minimal increase, but that's it. I'd save the money and add it to your new machine fund.
     
  14. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    or maybe not...
     
  15. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I dont think you will see much increase with the extra ram if it is such a small increase..

    tbh as dev said... save it to your upgrade fun and get higher quality/clocked memory then...
     
  16. Reg

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    The amount of increase is based upon how much you use your PC for. There is a defined speed/ram coefficient. In other words, you will reach a point in which the bottleneck on your machine is not the ram. When you reach this point, adding more RAM will not make your machine "faster." Instead, it will make it more consistant.
     
  17. toretto

    toretto Mentally Absent

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    xp's proficientcy is based on the system having 2 gb's of ram, the closer you get to that, the better it runs. i am currently at 1 gig on this machine, on the 3.0 it is at 1gig synched pc3200. it runs like a dream on both, the other 1.7 has has 512 and it is a bit laggy at times, and the 900 with 512, bah, i need not mention it.