nella1 14:56 09 May 2008

I'm looking at a new computer up to £750.I'm not really up on specs apart from what I have read so comparisons are difficult for me.I don't do any gaming but I do a lot with photoshop, listen to music and have a low boredom threshold if things take too long to happen on the screen. I'm looking at Arbico CD 852O XL which is top of my price range. What is the difference between
'4 x 1GB Kingston OR Corsair 800Mhz PC6400 DDR2 Ram'?
Could I be changing anything to save me money if I don't use it for gaming?
Any help would be appreciated

  Joe R 16:31 09 May 2008


if you need 4Gb of ram, 2x2Gb sticks will be cheaper.

There would be little difference between Corsair or Kingston ram.

IMHO, 2 Gb is suffice for most computers at the minute.

  GaT7 16:55 09 May 2008

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