View Full Version : 512mb vs 1gb performance?

09-15-2004, 11:54 PM
Just wondering if on my system if adding a second stick of 512mb RAM would be of any use. The comp is mostly for gaming and photo editing/home use. Right now its not overclocked at all. I guess I just feel the need to spend money on something PC related even though its only 1 month old :nerd:. TIA

09-16-2004, 01:18 AM
This is kinda subjective and varies with each person. Some people claim a bit better performance in D00M 3 with 1GB, others say it didn't do anything for them. If you're a casual photo editor, then it may not be worth it for 1GB. However, if you're working with large files, and using, say, Photoshop, the 1GB might be an advantage.

09-16-2004, 11:05 AM
In gaming performance, that 9800 Pro is going to be a much bigger bottleneck than the RAM. Another 512MB of RAM would help a lot in certain applications (more in the loading times than the actual performance), but for gaming that video card is your problem.