amd over 1gb ram?

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Post 3+ Months Ago

by the way: is it wise to use more than 1 gb of ram with an fx-55?
I heard about that 1gb barrier that amd has..?

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Post 3+ Months Ago

I have heard of decreased performance when using more than 1 GB of RAM because most current motherboards can't use 4 memory slots effectively and 1 GB ram modules are slow. For most people, 1 GB of RAM is more than enough. If you need more than that, consider an Opteron system maybe.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

1 GB is the way (AMD 64 754 or 939 Dual Channel ) no more.
OCZ has a big following for ram !
http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/h ... num_series
If your don't have the bucks to speed up after buying a FX-55,then this is your
(great ,at the bottom for FX-55 ram.lol)
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDe ... 845&depa=1

This is better !
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 006&depa=1
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So it will be a tad slower when using less than 1GB but also much faster if your using more!

Go to "task manager" and "performance" tab. If you are using more than 1000 MB then another 512MB will do wonders.

If your using 3x512MB you will still keep dual channel memory mode.

...I know because I do much Photoshop and Quark and Freehand at work.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Thanks a lot guys, but the last post from Johan007 confused me a little: What's the verdict, 2 or 3 x 512 sticks?
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I would definitely go with 2 x 512 MB sticks. You'll only need more than 1 GB of RAM if you're doing serious video editing or encoding type work. I haven't seen many enthusiasts going towards 2 GB of RAM.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Ive just finished building a fx-55 with 1GB of ddr400 and all you need for home use is 1GB ... yes 2x512 DDR400 will be sufficiant for hat u would need it for. Anything over 1GB is server stuff only.
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Not really, 2Gb is common on some workstations and wouldnt do any harm to have it in 2 1Gb sticks. At the mo im running with 512mb of ram, its fine for windows and general applications but its a bit laggy in some games.

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Post 3+ Months Ago

depends on what you want to do..

my computer is for gaming and 3d rendering. i started out with 512, games were 'ok' rendering was a pain.

got myself 1gb and the renders were much better quiality, and games much better.

i added my old Ram to my comp to get 1.5gb, and i could make the renders even bigger. Because the renders just need pure Ram space.

using the HD's pagefile is wayyyy slower than using 1.5gb of mixed DDR400 and 333.

as i said, 1gb allows games to fly, i wouldn't say 2gb would hurt either. with 2gb you could even eliminate the HD pagefile =)
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eliminating that pagefile sounds good ยง;)
Isn't the accesstime too slow for gaming though?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Buying 2 GB of RAM would be extremely costly because 1 GB sticks with good timings are extremely hard to find. There's no reason to go to 2 GB unless you're into heavy encoding.

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