RAM for your gaming pc

Discussion in 'Overclocking, Cooling & Modding' started by Qing, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    That's probably because you are still using 2GB RAM.

    It was exactly the same story when people are reluctant to upgrade from 512MB to 1GB during XP... :mrgreen: For bascially the same OS with new look.
  2. Max_87

    Max_87 huehuehue

    Exactly why I upgraded to 4GB :mrgreen: 2GB is simply not enough for Vista.
  3. generalRage1982hrv

    generalRage1982hrv ARP Reviewer

    hmmmm well i think i told him something like that
  4. Mac Daddy

    Mac Daddy Pickin' Da Gitfiddle

    Unix I was anti Vista just as we were all anti XP when our beloved gaming Win98SE2 was threatened from extinction ;)

    I am running Vista Ultimate X64 on this machine with 4G of OCZ Reaper X PC8500 RAM and it kicks A** with SP1.

    I agree !!

    Too the author of the thread we all have our preferences on RAM but as I see it all decent brands have levels of quality. Of the brands mentioned by others saw some great ones there and all depends on what you want to pay for performance :D
  5. Unixlord

    Unixlord Newbie

    No probs. If and when I change my RAM (Which could be soon) I might opt for a 2x2GB kit so I won't have to populate all 4 slots when I actually need 4GB.
  6. Mac Daddy

    Mac Daddy Pickin' Da Gitfiddle

    Good plan :thumb:
  7. goldfries

    goldfries www.goldfries.com

    my recent PC breakdown forced me to use Vista on my X2 3600+, M3A78 Pro and paired it with 2GB RAM (that board is horrendously picky, gonna bash it in the review.........sorry ASUS! when only 3 of my 7 sticks of RAM work - it sucks!)

    anyway back to story, i do find Vista Home Basic 32bit rather responsive with my nearly 2 year old setup.

    the only thing I haven't try yet, is gaming. :D Currently using the onboard HD3200.
  8. Yukirin

    Yukirin Newbie

    For some reason I felt that my trust for ASUS Motherboard(Midrange) is getting less and less after reading numerous bad reviews from several website. A lot of people mention only ASUS High Performance Mobo will have less/no issue while anything below that will always have issue.(RAM compability issue is not the first time)

    Sorry kinda off topic, choices of RAM is very much base on individual preference. Be it DDR800/DDR1066/DDR1333 is all very much depend on how you gonna build and for what usage your PC is build for. Casual Gaming, Hardcore gaming, Hardware Overclocker sadist etc.

    For I'm a casual gamer, I only use DDR800 value ram which more than enough to catter my need for gaming. When in future, I might consider getting PNY High Performance ram for OCing. Until then, better keep the money for more priority stuff in life.

    I hope all the posts here have answered the Poster question.
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2008
  9. empire23

    empire23 BRB. Attacking Russia

    I has 8gb for my new rig. The only reason i didn't get 16 is because going FBDIMM would be a biatche. So sad. I'm sure Vista and my numerous work programs would have liked it. But hey, if 4gb purrs on my old rig, 8 should be doubly better ya?
  10. g0tanks

    g0tanks Newbie

    I don't see what 16GB would be good for unless you did heavy rendering/comiling or whatever :shock:
  11. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Wow.. I would be happy with just 8GB. Not sure what I would do with 16GB. :think:

    But I'm sure I will regret saying that a few years down the road. Hahaha.. :haha:
  12. karhoe

    karhoe Newbie

    Talking about RAM for gaming pc

    I am using Team Elite 2GB dual channel kit.

    When I bought it, it was priced quite similiar with Kingston 1GB x 2 so I rather paid extra RM10 for Team as it comes with heat spreader and can be OC'ed in the future
  13. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Get more RAM! 4GB is the way to go now! :twisted:
  14. starboykb

    starboykb Newbie

    yeah go for at least 4gb ram, ddr2 this year are so cheap.:wicked:
  15. karhoe

    karhoe Newbie

    But just to let you know,

    The most you can get from the 4GB is 3.2GB only under 32 bit environment unless you are using 64 bit edition of Vista/Xp
  16. starboykb

    starboykb Newbie

    patching the Vista SP1 32bit will resolved reading and using 4GB ram. As far i have check the task manager, it listed 4GB in the resource.
  17. Lacus

    Lacus Newbie

    nope. Still shows 3325MB. At properties of my computer, it will show that the pc is using 4gb.
  18. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    Why are you guys still using 32bit Vista?
  19. karhoe

    karhoe Newbie

    Yes with SP1, it shows the amount of RAM 'installed' not available, yes it shows 4GB, but still 3.2 GB is available only

    @Chai, of coufrse still using 32bit Vista, we have games, softwares that can only run in 32 bit environment. Unless you are telling me there are work around that 32bit softwares can run in 64 bit environment or some sort of emulator :D
  20. zy

    zy zynine.com Staff Member

    i do admit. some stuffs cant run on 64bit vista.

    examples., my school VPN client doesnt run on 64bit vista. = i end up using 32 bit.

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