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Hi Guys,


What you think about it. Should I add extra 6GB of memory to my system, or better to wait a year and rebuild my system? I am asking because I have found the same exact RAM's that I have for a good price.
Personally I think that I won't see any big change but, maybe you have different opinions?

Thanks in advance
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do you do anything that uses more than 6gb of ram?

most people do not (I know I don't)
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post #3 of 9
if you have the disposable income just do it, pc building rocks!
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Originally Posted by kevingreenbmx;13813912 
do you do anything that uses more than 6gb of ram?

most people do not (I know I don't)

well if your running windows 7 it takes a significant amount of ram up, if u put all that money into your computer why not make it the best you can.
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yeah, probably this is just a waste of money... Does it matter for games? I mean I do play games on 3 monitors eyefinity. Or games only use Graphics card RAM?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wgolden;13813933 
well if your running windows 7 it takes a significant amount of ram up, if u put all that money into your computer why not make it the best you can.
Adding more RAM can mess up with overclocks. I went down from 8 GB to 6 GB on my i3 PC, and i could get 250 MHz more off my i3 with lower volts, and i could squeeze more off it.

I'd keep the 6 GB RAM, and rebuild in like a year or so with Ivy Bridge, your rig will last you until then. Most games do not benefit from the 8 GB, and they start to degrade with 12 gigs.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wgolden;13813933 
well if your running windows 7 it takes a significant amount of ram up, if u put all that money into your computer why not make it the best you can.

I am running windows 7 with 6gb of ram, and when I built this build originally I had 12gb of OCZ platinum ram, the higher clocks I could get with this ram have proved far more useful than the extra 6gb which where never used.

that said, there are some users that will use that whole 12gb and if you are one of them then it would be well worth it.
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Alright, thank You all.
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post #8 of 9
Just wait a while, you really won't see much improvement. 6GBs of RAM is plenty even more the most demanding games out there. Just wait to rebuild your system, and when you do, make sure to have some extra RAM in there, plus it will be cheaper at that time!
    
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If you do not ever run out of memory, you do not need more memory. Simple as that.
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