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June 14, 2004 6:21:39 AM

Hi,
I currently have PC3200 2x256 dual channel with P4 2.4C. It is a Dell so, no OC. Yesterday, I've seen this deal and jumped on it, Kingston 2X512 for $120. Very good deal considering I can sell my current memory on Ebay and spend approx. $40 more for 1GB. I do not play games but do heavy video related stuff (CPU is more important I believe) such as ReplayTV transfers, DVD backups, etc. Now, I am thinking if it is worth the extra $40 to upgrade when I am fine with my current set up. Please advise since I can always send my memory back to Kingston. Thanks.

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June 14, 2004 2:02:59 PM

Video related stuff will benefit from more memory. ID say 512 is comfortable with WIn XP but 1 gig will give you some benefit. I think its probly worth 40$ and kingston is good stuff. Remember that it will be much easier to sell 1gig of kingston in a year or so than 2X256 of whatever ram...

Asus P4P800DX, P4C 2.6ghz@3.25ghz, 2X512 OCZ PC4000 3-3-3-8, Leadtek FX5900 w/ FX5950U bios@500/1000, 2X30gig Raid0
June 14, 2004 7:40:05 PM

I agree, memory will make a lot of difference when editing large video files.

<font color=blue>P4c 2.6@3.25
512Mb PC4000
2x120Gb 7200.7 in RAID0
Waterchill KT12-L30
Abit AI7
Radeon 9800Pro
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June 14, 2004 11:08:08 PM

Which Kingston? PC what?
June 15, 2004 12:22:55 AM

I got the memory today and honestly I did not think I would see a difference in general/typical use but there is a difference. I am not saying it is huge though. I have the DELL 400SC 2.4C and the memory is Kingston Value. CL3 and the old ones were CL3 as well. So, pratically same memory but 512MB more :)  I am keeping them! Thanks guys for your inputs.

DELL 400SC 2X512RAM (dual channel) 10K Raptor 74GB, 32MB Geforce2 GTS, etc. NO game for me video card is enough :) 
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Celo on 06/15/04 01:49 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
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