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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
LOL.
I really don`t want to say more.
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/failtrollthread
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post #13 of 26
Different amounts of RAM for different uses.

Gamers rarely need more than 4 or 6.
post #14 of 26
tell me that when it comes to zbrushing multimillion poly models and rendering.
     
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Even if you don't always use all 8GB of ram, after a while windows will build caches in the spare ram of frequently used applications, greatly decreasing the time those files take to load.

having said that, if 6gb was a realistic option for me, I would have gone for that over 8gb
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post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by thealex132 View Post
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'
I could do this on XP with 1gb ram.. and a 1.7ghz sempron processor?

I fail to see your point.. sure you can run that on 4GB RAM but some people need more for their programs and games to run slightly better (especially when editing large files)
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I am a heavy VM user. Sometimes 6GBs of RAM isn't enough.
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ive only got 4gb sitting at idle i only use a gig at most. while gaming i use 2-3gb and i only hit close to 4gb when i stress test. i usually cut down my processes and make a static page file of 2gb and only put 3 programs on my start up list. i do alot of photo editing and autodesk inventor and still have yet to hit even close to a full 4gb. all though when i go bulldozer i will be dropping another 4gb into this thing.
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I was running out of memory the other day just running a game, a browser, and winamp. I think i need 8gb.
    
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post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by xenophobe View Post
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No sir, it is you who fail

I used to think that light editing (photo+video) didn't need more than 4Gb, but when I was doing that my system did have extreme slow-downs when using the pagefile I would rather get faster RAM 4gb than mediocre 4Gb (2x2Gb or 2x4Gb).

I am also saying that we may soon see the recommended/minimum RAM shift to 6-8Gb rather than 4Gb.
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