Re: Going Core Duo, confused about motherboard, memory, and overclocking
Yeah the 6320 & 6420 should make for some nice chips for the money! DDR2 seems to be dropping back down in price finally so picking up 2gb of ddr2 800 from a reputable vendor should work fine.
AFAIK the only things that will actually benefit from 4gb of ram are apps specifically coded to take advantage of the extra ram or if you want to run a bunch of applications in the background without thrashing the swap drive.
Vista 64bit will allocate all 4gb or ram if you install it rather than let it sit there idle. I'm guessing it allocates it all and uses it as cache memory but personally I'm not sure if it's made any significant impact on performance, at least nothing I can tell.
i7 Beast: Asus P6T Deluxe, Intel i7 920 21x191 (4000) HT on 1.3875v, Swiftech GTZ/D5/BIX2
6GB (3x2GB) G.Skill pi Black DDR3 1600, ECS 9600GT
CM STACKER 810, PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750
i7 Game: Asus P6T, Intel i7 920 20x180 (3600) HT on 1.275v, TRU-120
6GB (3x2GB) G.Skill DDR3 1333 7-7-7-18, MSI GTX260 OCv2, Dell 3007WFP LCD
CM STACKER 830, PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750
AMD: Biostar 790GX A2+, PII X4 940BE 17x200, Freezer 64 Pro
4GB (4x1GB) Ballistix Tracer DDR2 800, Powercolor 4850