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Hi guys,

I have F3-12800CL7D-8GBXH (http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=357) and it's not enough. I'm thinking of buying the same set to increase my ram to 16gb. Would that work, what do you think?
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8gb is not enough for what?

More info needed
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Hes running a 2600k with "EK" cooling which i imagine would be a watercooling setup, and he has gtx 580 in sli... maybe his ram IS bottlenecking his system

Then again someone with this level of hardware should be able to answer that question!

But too answer your question, Yes it will work.
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Originally Posted by jacobrjett View Post
Hes running a 2600k with "EK" cooling which i imagine would be a watercooling setup, and he has gtx 580 in sli... maybe his ram IS bottlenecking his system

Then again someone with this level of hardware should be able to answer that question!

But too answer your question, Yes it will work.
4gb is plenty for gaming. More is needed on things like rendering or video editing, etc.. Op, we need more info on what is holding your 8gb back, ?
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Why would it matter? But since you've asked starcraft 2 alone can easily eat 1.8gb of memory and I haven't bought crysis 2 yet, I don't know what that would do. Idle state consumes 5gb of memory so when we add that makes a total of 7gb..

I like tabbing games or other stuff and do other things which require more ram or I might also want to tab 2 or more games thats why I need more ram. thanks

@jacobrjett
you totally got me right jacob. yes that really bottlenecks on benchmarks too. and yea I should know the answer but I guess you made me realize that I have to play the noob to make myself comfortable sometimes.

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4gb?? currently with only chrome as the big consumer, I'm using 4.5gb..
Edited by Devran - 7/15/11 at 2:43pm
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Why does it matter why he needs it.
It will work
End of story ><.
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It wont be using 4.5 gigs of ram, it will have most of the ram cached. Windows likes to use a lot of the ram on "standby" so it could look like its being used when its not... You see, if you had 4 gigs of ram windows would idle on ~1.5 gigs, if you have 8 gigs it will idle on ~3 gigs etc.

It really takes most of whats available in cache, but it gives it back once a application requires it. 8 gigs of ram is plenty enough for gaming, but you have a very high end system, so i dont see how having 16 would hurt. I mean gtx 580s in sli are more then enough for gaming, just like 16 gigs of ram is.

I was gonna sli my gtx 560 but im almost tempted too sell my one and buy 2 gtx 580s instead lol, theres nothing wrong with having too much power!

But you need to understand that buying an additional 8 gigs of ram wont give you a FPS increase. however if your running a lof of applications, like your gaming and you switch out between your games too go web browsing, and you like to have itunes and anti virus running and a whole bunch of stuff etc. It would probably let your system breath better.

PS: Did you build your rig? or did you get it prebuilt.

If its prebuilt I can then understand why you would want to know such a question, but if you built it yourself I would have thought you would have done research beforehand... Considering you definately got some good parts. In which case you should already know about the ram! lol
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To the OP, yes, it will work fine! Nice ram!
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