PBrecheisen wrote:I'd say RAM is very useful for having running several apps at once, for real multitasking.
In my opinion, today we should have at least 1GB of RAM in modern PCs.
I have so with my Barton 2500+ and it feels fine.
I too have a gig, but I'd think you'd be hard pressed not to say 90% of consumers don't run programs that would necessitate more than 512MB. As for video encoding, nearly every program I've played with won't utilize more than 200MB max. Was it a waste to buy a gig? No. Consider yourself a tad bit more future proof. Plus, memory isn't that expensive...