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ksco

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I'm not sure how to ask this, hopefully it will make sense. A long time ago someone told me that it is pointless to upgrade memory to really high MB/GB because the pc only uses part of it and doesn't need all that. I'm asking cause I'm about to upgrade the memory on my laptop pc, and if it will run the same with 512 MB memory as it would with 1 GB, then I will just go with the 512 to save some money.
So should I get the 512 MB stick or 1 GB?

Thanks!
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aliencds

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go for the 1gb..from 512 to 1gb is a big difference..from 1gb to 2gb not much of a difference
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It depends what your going to use it for, if its for gaming then 1gb would be better, but 512 would be more than plently for day to day tasks and getting the extra memory wouldnt do much. It also depends on your OS, XP loves eating memory so if its running that then maybe 1gb is better. I agree with alien about the difference between 512 and 1 though, you will notice it but beyond that you probably wont notice much.
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Thanks. I'm using it mainly to play music, I DJ weddings and during dinner I run a playlist in iTunes.
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