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Just thought I'd share this, just lightly using photoshop, libreoffice, iTunes, Firefox all while folding and I basically get close to using all 4Gb
Pagefile for photoshop was ~35Gb, I think this is a default value if you go over the RAM available though.



Although while I do agree people who game only, really light photoshopping/video editing should only really have 4Gb, its gonna soon be "should look no further than 8Gb" as the times they are-a-changin'
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I have 2GB IN MY SANDY BRIDGE!! it's so terrible it's a workstation too and Photoshop is a drag I freeze constantly.... Finally getting some more ram asap.
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I was playing Witcher 2 the other day and noticed with my keyboard software,aida64, and a single open tab in chrome browser I was hitting 3897! I do have page-filing off though.

I have hit higher doing bigger things but not while just gaming.
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Yeah 4GB might be reaching the end of its life-cycle, not due to games using it. But the total amount of applications running :/
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Funny i was just looking at the corsair dominator gtx 8gb stix on maximumpc.com drooling... i dont know how anyone can operate these days with anything less than 8gb

here is the jump if you wanna check it out
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/new...8gb_memory_kit
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While doing NOTHING, I hit 1.92gb (82 processes including steam and skype and chrome). Thank god 6 is still doing good.
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post #7 of 26
While gaming I hit 5-6 GBs with friends on skype, music, Chrome and everything.

I always alt-tab and do more stuff so I can't live without 8GBs.


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Solidworks users need all the memory they can get their hands one, I recently witnesed over 10GB being used on a system with 12GB installed running FEA. I used to run a 32 bit system with 4GB of mem, Crash & burn several times a day, life is much better now.
    
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Right... what's with the sensationalist title? And no one here has ever said that "anything more than 4GB is useless". With RAM prices being so cheap, though, there's really no reason to not go for 8GB unless you're on an extremely tight budget.
    
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post #10 of 26
Run some real video editing software and see your RAM usage skyrocket... that is where 8GB really comes in handy
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