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post #11 of 20
Out of curiosity, I'm using 2x2gb sticks right now. Could a throw in a 2x4gb into the other two slots on my mobo and have everything play together nicely?
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post #12 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by levontraut View Post
i would pretty much say now.



everyone says NO GIG IS ENOUGH. i am sorry..... but times have changed. i would say 8 gig is entry level now and 16 gig is what you need.

this is just me........... but it was like when the 8800GT was out and new.... the same question came out is 2 gig enough for me??? and we all said yes.... sorry.... i use 2 gig minimum when i am on idel
This statement applies to people who use 3DS max, photoshop, 10 chrome tabs open, at the same time.

4gb is entry level, and 4gb is enough for all games (except GTA4 maybe)

8gb is high end, but it's recommended to go 8gb at the moment because of prices.

16gb is only needed if your particular trade needs it (stock market, extreme rendering, etc)
post #13 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheChillburger View Post
Out of curiosity, I'm using 2x2gb sticks right now. Could a throw in a 2x4gb into the other two slots on my mobo and have everything play together nicely?
If they both can run at the same timings and settings, then yes.

I was running a 2gb and a 1gb kit back in a 2005 rig, worked fine.
post #14 of 20
For the average email facebook and youtube user, 2gb is fine.

For users who play some games and do some 3d rendering and such, 4GB-6GB.

For a heavy gamer or serious artist/engineer, 6-8gb is a good spot.

Very few practical uses for anything above 8GB unless you get into the 12+ range, aaaaand...

12-16gb kits are for special tasks or people with money to waste.
Edited by Zero4549 - 6/18/11 at 11:03pm
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I agree,even if you don't install it now get it while it is cheap.I hope this does not set off a string of posts about "why are you telling people to get more RAM" (like the PSU debacle did).
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I really don't think that 2GB is fine for anything is it? I'm at over 2Gb of usage at all times. I did manage to reach over 6Gb with nearly all of Adobe Creative Suite open and tons of huge BMP files open in Photoshop, haha.

Maybe I will decide to get some if prices are still this low in a few weeks or so.
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post #17 of 20
you'd probably use 16gb+ for bragging rights
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I been toying with getting 16gb ram for my laptop man. I havr 6gb in it right now (G73 bst07) and idf your are running Multipule Chrom or FF windows and then vidoe eddingt and listen/downloading and playing a game and doing a lot of things you coudl hit the 8gb barrier ... BUt you would have to have A TON OR WINDOWS and a game and everything else running at the same time. I would be willing to be your Proc before ram but for sub (i stress the sub) 100$ point u are getting 8gb ramQQQ WHAT!!!! 16gb ram!!!! ***! Yeah I now have all my rigs RAM maxed out in everything!!! server, desktop, desktop everything ... everything! (desktop flavors) so now i just need the 16 ram on my laptop lol

up to you got the $$$ i say do it!!! if u dont .. save up and do it!!!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Phry View Post
I really don't think that 2GB is fine for anything is it? I'm at over 2Gb of usage at all times. I did manage to reach over 6Gb with nearly all of Adobe Creative Suite open and tons of huge BMP files open in Photoshop, haha.

Maybe I will decide to get some if prices are still this low in a few weeks or so.
I somehow manage to live with 2 GB (I should have upgraded, but then ram got really expensive), even when editing videos and playing games. Windows 7 only requires 1 GB I believe.
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Originally Posted by SpeedNuggeT View Post
This statement applies to people who use 3DS max, photoshop, 10 chrome tabs open, at the same time.

4gb is entry level, and 4gb is enough for all games (except GTA4 maybe)

8gb is high end, but it's recommended to go 8gb at the moment because of prices.

16gb is only needed if your particular trade needs it (stock market, extreme rendering, etc)
I dissagree even with this, as i have said, i ran a ton of programs and few hundred tabs in chrome and used only 6gb (and that is far from normal usage)

i too use 1.9gb at idle, but there is really no need for 16gb to anybody but extreme pro-and in that case not even 16gb will be nearly enough
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