I am a multi functional computer user ie: minor programming, movies, games, media management (music), and I have come to find that yes more memory is always good. However I found that 1GB is enough for more than average interfaces. I have a 1GB DDR2 stick PC 3200. It runs everything wonderfully smooth and fast. Even multitasking media and work programs work great. I am running on a Intel 4 socket 478 2.4, running at 2.9. Nothing terribly fancy. Win XP Home SP 2.
For those running high end games I have found that most of the graphics and video are mainly run by the video card these days. So instead of purchasing that amazing 3 GB of RAM I would suggest upgrading to a better graphics card something no less than 256Mb RAM, oh and make sure its DX 9.0+. There is plenty of research online to look at.
The only real effect of having more than 1GB of DDR ram would be if you wanted to.. say run 2 resource hogging games at once, which is just un-thought of. Perhaps in the near future when motherboards can better use RAM having more than 1GB will be needed, but untill then I think its a waste of money for a very minor difference in performance.
Good Computer handling is what keeps a computer fast and performing well.
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