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redman August 25, 2009 07:53 PM

2gb or 4 gb of ram for my htpc?
 
trying to put together a htpc and i'm trying to decide if i should purchase 2 gb or 2 gb of ddr2-800. so far i just have the mobo and cpu which is the gigabyte 785g and an AMD 245

would 2 gb of ram be sufficient or should i spend the extra money and get 4 gb?

Thanks for helping out the newb :thumb:

Shadowmeph August 25, 2009 09:07 PM

I would think that 2 gb would be allot of ram that is what I have and I probably hardly use half of it

gingerbee August 26, 2009 06:47 AM

2 gb and your good to go. jmo

misterd August 26, 2009 07:45 AM

I have 4gb in mine cause it was cheap. I also someday.. hope to play games on it.

Cypher^64 August 26, 2009 08:02 AM

I have 4 gigs on mine as well cause it is so cheap.
I took 2 out to do trouble shooting and it just took soooo long to boot. lol I don't think I'd ever build a machine with less than 4 now.

grinder August 26, 2009 11:56 PM

amen cypher, MCE (vista/windows 7) boots too slow for my taste when it's running 2GB. And with PC-800 being as cheap as it is, its a no brainer.

Efx August 27, 2009 09:34 AM

4Gb, its pretty cheap.

Arinoth August 27, 2009 09:49 AM

I think 2GB should be fine as most that software does not take up a lot of memory when running.

lowfat August 27, 2009 10:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by grinder (Post 245681)
amen cypher, MCE (vista/windows 7) boots too slow for my taste when it's running 2GB. And with PC-800 being as cheap as it is, its a no brainer.

well you shouldn't be using MCE anyways :haha:

Cypher^64 August 27, 2009 11:54 AM

That's what I'm using and love it. What would you suggest that has an all in one menu system like MCE thats easy for the family to navigate?


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