Originally posted by: 1337rice
i know i did, but thats for gaming. what about running windows?
Your problem wouldn't be to run windows, but to use your dual core (X2 3800+ in your signature) in a multitask enviroment with different type of software at the same time. More memory will in reduce the need for access to storage like harddisk and that way make your system more repsonsive.
To answer your question: it depends on how you use your system and what you expect from it.
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