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    I have a home built box from spare parts I had lying around.  (who doesnt have a spare parts box)

     

    Anyway, it's an ASUS mb with a p3-1.1 mhz, and 512mb ram.

     

    I have 3 drives, 750g primary (new), a 320g, and a 100g.....(planning to add / replace drives as needed)

     

    Gig lan card (new)

     

    onboard audio is turned off, and onboard video is not being used.

     

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    I dont run any server add ins, or transcode.  But do use my xbox 360 to pull music, video, and pictures off the server from a large collection of media.

     

    Will more ram get me anything.  512 is the max for my motherboard, and if i want to add more, i am looking at a significant cost to do so.

     

    thoughts?

    Wednesday, July 2, 2008 3:05 PM

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  • Adding more RAM will probably not help significantly, as long as you only use the features that Windows Home Server ships with. If you want to do transcoding, you will need a faster processor (and more memory). If you want to be able to support multiple streams of media, plus file sharing, plus remote access, all at the same time, you will probably need additional RAM.
    Wednesday, July 2, 2008 3:21 PM
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