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July 18, 2005 10:19:21 PM

I am a newbie here, so bear with me if this is a newbie question! I have some extra money to spend on upgrading my brand new computer. That's right - it hasn't even been delivered yet, but I have a credit to use, so I am trying to decide how best to improve the system overall. Since I obviously won't be changing the CPU and I am satisfied with my graphics card, I thought increasing the ram was a no-brainer. But since I was trying to determine if it is worth it to add more to 1 gig of ram for gaming purposes, I came here. I had always thought that you couldn't go wrong with adding more ram, but then I read a post here where it was suggested that adding more can actually slow down the computer. Will that be true in my case - I want to increase from 1GB to 2GB. The computer is running a Pentium D 3.0 ghz processor. So, is it worth spending the money? Also, the memory I am thinking of adding will be exactly the same as the memory already in there, so there shouldn't be any decompensation issues (or whatever you call them). Thanks in advance for your help!

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July 18, 2005 11:20:45 PM

1-gig RAM is the sweet spot for gaming. Wait and see how it performs, you should be satified.

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July 19, 2005 1:10:53 PM

Hehe nicely put!

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July 19, 2005 1:13:04 PM

I am pretty sure most games do not get much if any at all improvement with 2gigs verses 1gig of ram.

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July 19, 2005 4:22:23 PM

Get a nice DVD burner or some good speakers

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July 19, 2005 5:11:18 PM

Or a hooker...now thats money wisely spent!

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July 19, 2005 6:40:49 PM

Uh, well thanks for the tip, but I'm female, and not that pathetic either way. Unless that's code for some computer hardware? :)  Anyway, I already have the DVD burner and the nice speakers and even a fancy mouse. Maybe I'll invest in a faster wireless router. Hhhm.. the possibilities are endless. Thanks for your input, everyone! BTW, I never did really get an answer as to whether more ram could actually slow my computer down - is that dependant on CPU speed? Just wondering.
July 19, 2005 6:43:21 PM

Oh, female, why didn't you say so... well I have some ram for you ;) 
Call me. ;) 
:wink: :wink:

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July 19, 2005 6:44:15 PM

BTW, just ignore the others, they are jerks! ;) 

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July 19, 2005 6:53:58 PM

Back off!
She replyed to ME!

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July 19, 2005 6:55:19 PM

If you have more RAM than you actually use it will slow you down. I don't know how much. BrentUnitedMem is the memory expert here. If he's around he'll give you some numbers.
The sweet spot is 1 GB (2X512 preferrably).
You should have said you're female. Maybe we could have suggested some male strippers instead of the hooker. :smile:

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July 19, 2005 6:56:17 PM

Heh heh heh! LOL!

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July 19, 2005 6:57:15 PM

STFU! I was the one with the sweet spot!!!!

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July 19, 2005 6:58:08 PM

Another option for that extra money could be a TV tuner, it always comes in handy when you have to work but don't wanna miss your favorite show.

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Anonymous
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July 19, 2005 6:58:21 PM

As for more ram, you will likely see a small performance hit when you need less than 1 gig wich is quite often.
If you do work with large files in photoshop or you encode big movies you will see a positive effect.

Not many games if not any will take more than 1 gig. Altough 2 gig might be a little more future proof if youd ont upgrade often. Finally with that Pentium D you can run more application at once that consume more ram...

Best way to find out is too see if you come close to 1 gig in task manager while doing something that is important for you! Also keep in mind that windows will take into account the fact taht you have 1 gig and will likely restrain programs a little(ram wise).

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July 19, 2005 7:02:08 PM

Have you noticed that when someone says I'm a girl, she always gets fast replies, and far more attention than just any other newbie.

I wonder why :evil: 

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July 19, 2005 7:05:47 PM

I have noticed it with other desperate posters, but I am not in that category... ;) 

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July 19, 2005 7:15:56 PM

Its cuz forum dating is soooo trendy!

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July 19, 2005 7:18:45 PM

Dating is sooooo 80's, quick and dirty seks is soooo 90's, this generation is into Rainbow Parties!

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July 19, 2005 7:27:01 PM

Rainbow parties rule!
I wouldn't mind quick and dirty seks though.

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July 19, 2005 7:30:34 PM

I wouldn't know, I am just a fantasizing virgin... [sniff]

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July 19, 2005 7:38:53 PM

ROFLMAO...nice one...
at leats your not a eVirgin...Wingding took care of that long ago!

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July 19, 2005 7:39:06 PM

Not according to Wingy...

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July 19, 2005 7:39:40 PM

Doh - beat me by a few secs on that one!

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July 19, 2005 7:40:09 PM

**flails wrists and runs away crying!** Bassturds!

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July 19, 2005 7:40:17 PM

I think she left the thread...

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July 19, 2005 7:41:01 PM

OK, I'll quit playing around, I am a lesbian, Call me! ;) 

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July 19, 2005 7:41:09 PM

The question now is which she...

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July 19, 2005 7:47:52 PM

loool
I dont think she left the thread...just not as hardcore poster. That or to much insistance, now you wonder why no girl come here!

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July 19, 2005 7:48:59 PM

I never wondered that - I've read the posts!

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July 19, 2005 7:55:17 PM

I am Lesbian, I come here to troll for chicks. Why is my phone not ringing off the hook!
You dam guys must talk about me behind my 36D's, huh?
Pricks! ;) 

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July 19, 2005 7:56:11 PM

Ok, I checked my email from work, and boy, have you guys (gals?) have been busy! I've enjoyed teasing out the useful information from all the other, uh, stuff, but it is nice to get such an enthusiastic response. I even laughed out loud at my desk, which we shall hope does not get me fired. This is a government computer after all, and I am sure they are spying on me, so it's thoughtful of you all to use creative spelling. Oh, and I am sure my boyfriend will enjoy readind this thread. :) 
Anonymous
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July 19, 2005 8:00:21 PM

Im sure he'd be up for a threesome with RichPls...


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July 19, 2005 8:01:02 PM

Oh, and I am sure my boyfriend will enjoy readind this thread. :) 
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Ooooohhhhh, you are so hatefull! What do you need men for (DUMP HIM), when you can have little ole Me ;) 
Call me :) 

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