Originally Posted by mikemex
2 GB? Are you mad?
Let's go out to the real world a little people; not everybody is a geek.
I have 1 GB just because I can. I don't feel any difference at all between 512 MB and 1 GB.
Amen. 2GB's will not be NECESSARY for many years. But again, it really all depends on how you interpret the question. Sure, if you have to have Longhorn once it comes out, play the latest games, use intensive software like CAD,or just like gadgets/technology then 2GB will be required sooner than later. But for the average Joe 6-pack who surfs the web, checks his e-mail, writes a paper, makes a powerpoint presentation, and listens to some music, I think 512MB is plenty for years to come (notsure on Longhorn specs, but again, the average consumer will not need
64-bit technology for years and years, until most software/computers sold are 64-bit). My school's computers are still running Windows 2000 with no complaints from the 8K students.
I have been running 512MB on my P4 2.4 GHz Dell running XP for the past 2 1/2 years. This thing is blazing fast for whatever I throw at it...anyone who uses it can't believe the boot-up time (or lack thereof) and how quickly all applications that I use are loaded I hardly ever spike above 180MB (as I don't let unnecessary programs eat my system's resources). I just put an order for a T43, which I am upgrading instantly to 1GB and plan on keeping it that way for 3+ years, until I decide to get a new system out of choice, not necessity.
To each is own