How fast is 2gb of RAM?

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  1. sunny123

    sunny123 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I want to put in 2gb of RAM in my z70va (because I want to take full advantage of the notebook), and was wondering what should I expect in terms of performance? I'm running 512mb RAM on my P3 733 rig, and I've never been blessed with the opportunity of working with a high performance pc. Any thoughts of what I can look forward to? Thank you. :cool:
     
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    512-> 1gb of ram, major difference

    1gb -> 2gb of ram, neglible unless doing very ram intensive stuff(encoding, etc.)
     
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    So you're saying that the 200 dollar upgrade isn't worth it?
     
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    Well, if you have the cash, sure, but 1gb is enough for most cases.
     
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    Nope. 1GB is more than you need for now. That is, until Vesta comes out and take up more of our system ram :-(.
     
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    If the work you do on your notebook calls for 2GB of RAM (which I doubt...) then do it.
    Otherwise, if you already have 1GB of RAM, save your money and spend a night out with your significant other :D
     
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    I thought most new games would run a lot smoother with 2gb of RAM, but if y'all are saying it is not necessary, then I'd gladly save the cash.
     
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    MOst new game would run a lot smoother with 2GB of ram?? You can install a whole game on 2GB of ram :p, which is why it's too much and not worth it for the moment.
     
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    If anything the GPU is the bottleneck for the smoothness of the game.

    A faster HD will improve loading times, a faster CPU will increase raw performance, a GPU is for faster video performance. RAM,well, I guess its a small bit of everything mentioned above...

    I think.

    I think the sugar's getting to me, not enough kids came to my door, I'm eating most of the candy ;)
     
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    2 gigs is nice when you want to run many things in the background at once. I can play games or do encoding and have like 50 processes running with no slow down. I think it is alot more justified to buy the $100 extra gig instead of spend $350+ on a 7200rpm drive for maybe 15% more preformance.
     
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