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Old August 12, 2010, 07:28 AM
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My HTPC is an almost identical setup but it does do some light gaming thanks to the Radeon 5570 I popped in there a few months ago. The G.Skill ECO is great stuff, I have 4Gb's of it in my HTPC, 4Gb in my gaming machine and 8Gb in my portable workstation and it runs ice cold in all three machines.

As for amount of memory, you really don't need more than 2Gb for a basic HTPC but 4Gb does give you some headroom if there are more demanding tasks or OS upgrades in the future for this machine. That's why I went with 4Gb, I won't have to try and find more matching memory in the future and the sweetspot as far as pricing goes are the 4Gb kits.

Hope that helps.
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