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October 25, 2010 9:42:10 PM

Hi, im building a pc for surfing the web(lots of youtube and facebook), school work, watching movies, and basic video editing with sony vegas pro 9.... would there be a big difference in my pc's preformance if i only got 4gb rather than 8gb of ram? The ram i will most likely get is G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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October 25, 2010 9:56:39 PM

Welcome Back! :) 

Most video Apps are all about CPU :: GPU for rendering. Per Sony "1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended)" so 4GB of RAM would be good enough. However, before I can give the Green Light on the G.SKILL you'll need to post your MOBO so I can look if the {F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL} will work properly. Also, if you are running Windows 64-bit then 4GB is the minimum and you might want to think about 8GB; conversely Windows 32-bit then 4GB is good.
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a c 347 } Memory
October 25, 2010 10:24:42 PM

Interesting article kinda goes along with what I was saying {CPU :: GPU} and it depends upon if you choose Windows 7 x64 -> then I would go the 8GB route. CPU::GPU::RAM - http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/how_build_ult...

Your question - Answer is 4GB {32-bit OS} or 8GB {64-bit OS}.

Gigabyte Certified - http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3...
G.SKILL Tested - http://gskill.com/configurator.php {Fails to list the GA-880GMA-UD2H}

F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Combo ; CANNOT BE VERIFIED

F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ - Certified - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO - Cerified - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Now, while the RAM 'may' work it is not a set that I would/could recommend. Therefore, contact G.SKILL http://gskill.com/contactus.php {submit an email and they will either approve or not the RAM - only conclusive way to know}. I've seen conflict Combos...

Good Luck!
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October 25, 2010 10:37:25 PM

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