but if a 2x2gb set is the smartest, easiest, stablest and fastest way for me to go, will it be better than going for 3gb? because i dont want to use up all my slots, and i have 2x1GB right generic right now, getting a 2x2GB OCZ sli set would be painless
would it be okay? or will i be a stupid retard who spend all that money on ram for nothing
I used to have XP with 2 gigs of ram then upgraded to 3 gigs... I could not tell a difference, maybe windows started up 1 second faster.....
Not really worth it unless you upgrade to 64 bit OS... Then and only then that is going to future proof it... I have 4 gigs now and cannot tell a difference... But that might be because Vista requires or needs more ram for the same performance. With all the gay aero stuff to show....
Ram is pretty cheap right now - if you are planning on upgrading you might as well get 4 gigs, I have seen several 6400 4 GB kits for under a hundred and 2GB kits for under 40 and who knows maybe 64bit drivers will get better and then you can use the 4 gigs.
If you are just adding ram you may not see too much of a difference between 2 and 3 gigs depending on what you do. Adding to 3 gigs you would lose dual channel though so you may see a negative difference there. If you fill up all 4 slots you can keep dual channel
I cant speak for Vista but 2GB works fine for me in XP and I doubt I would notice a difference with more ram... well maybe when playing Sup Com
Not to hijack, but I'm looking to max out my laptop with plans of eventually installing Vista 64 Ultimate. I currently have Vista 32 Home Premium. It's a newer HP Pavilion laptop and has two slots, which they claim a max of 4GB. Will 2x2GB sticks WORK on the laptop? I know 32bit OS won't see 4gb total, but they will work until i upgrade the OS to 64 bit right? Sorry for the newb question, just wanna make sure.