Is 256mb of DDR Ram enough?

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Hello. I just bought a new system 2 weeks ago w/ 256megs of DDR Ram. I have a 1200mhz AMD Athlon cpu, 32meg video card, dvd player and cdr-w drive.
I was thinking of adding another 256megs of DDR ram to my system. I use my system just to backup my playstation/ps2 game (I don't run any other programs when doing this), playing computer games and helping out a PSX Forum on the internet.
Will adding more memory help me or will I just be wasting my money?
I know it won't help speed up download time but just on an overall basis.
 
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256 is enough for what your doing.
The only reason I would up it is if you doing graphics work

Of course, if the price is too good to pass up, the more the merrier
 
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If you find a cheap place to buy another 256, you might consider disabling virtual memory, which might boost performance.
 
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I would say the current 256mb is plenty. Unless you are doing heavy graphics work, or the kind of development work where you have a bunch of applications open at the same time.
Or if you run WinNT which goes thru more memory than the other OS's.
 
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