I built my pc a couple years back and only put in 2gb of ddr2 ram at the time. Now with the release of starcraft i notice that my load times are super slow and it was suggested that more ram would help. Also during play i run at 95-98% usage.
anyways current specs (from cpuz and gpu-z)
windows xp 32 bit. I suppose i could get windows 7 64bit but i like that utorrent runs without problems for me currently. I heard that my friend who has windows 7 has numerous problems with it working. along with other programs
2x 500gb wd hard drives
asus maximus formula x38 mobo
nvidia 9800 gx2
** 2048mb ddr ram
fsb dram 5:6 (fml i just remembered these were supposed to be even.. i dont even know how to do that)
Anyways with my current motherboard and setup what is the best ram i could get? and if i were to get 4gb how much would my pc use? (due to xp 32bit)
thank a bunch and any additional advice would be greatly appreciated.
Really, there is little difference in DDR3 and DDR2 in a gaming build, so you'll see minimum to little benefit.
You would see a bigger increase if you upgrade your platform to either an AMD Phenom II X4 955 or Intel Core i5-750 with an appropriate motherboard for either CPU. However, you are looking at a $300 or so price tag to do so.