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Run video encoding while gaming. Nope.
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post #72 of 86
Because running VM's isn't for the cheap of heart. And RAM isn't an arm and a leg anymore.
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post #73 of 86
Some people need it for programs such as video/picture editing, some like to fill up all their RAM slots, and some do it for e-peen.
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post #74 of 86
Everything they said. I do a lot of music recording/editing and some video editing. I run photoshop and illustrator simultaneously as well. I can't wait till 8gb sticks hit newegg so I can max out my board to 32GB. (ram-disks here I come)
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post #75 of 86
Some of us run multiple virtual machines, games, photoshop, render videos, game and stream videos to network.

All at the same time.
post #76 of 86
4GB is barely enough anymore. I can definitely see some people needing more than 4GB.
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post #77 of 86
I run a Minecraft server and game on the same machine, and my memory usage goes above 4GB consistently.
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post #78 of 86
I'd like to point out that all the Superfetch and other caching takes up RAM depending on how much you have. That's why some people are idling at 2 GB usage while my old rig (with 2 GB RAM) idled at 750 MB usage with Windows 7 and all my normal programs (Steam, Fraps, Xfire, AVG, etc.). Windows automatically uses up more resources if possible to speed things up further.

I use 4 GB because I've had no problems using 2 GB even in 2011. 4 GB is a luxury. Not to say that I don't see my usage hitting 3½ GB, but it's because I'm running RAM intensive applications (APB anyone?), not because I need that much. I'm currently idling at 2 GB usage. My old rig didn't have that much, yet did the same things my current rig does.
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Run video encoding while gaming. Nope.
I do
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post #80 of 86
Running many MMO client's at once, I'd always be around 6gig-7gig RAM usage.

4 gig enough? not for me, not a chance.
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