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Currently im using 4gigs of ram and i was wondering if it worth going to 8.
I mostly use my pc for playing games. i can play all the new stuff set as high as they go at 1080res with know problems.

Im hoping to max out the BF3 When it released.
Edited by Stev0 - 7/19/11 at 12:58am
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Do you ever fill up your ram? If so, then get 8gb. If not, then don't get 8gb.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Stev0 View Post
Currently im using 4gigs of ram and i was wondering if it worth going to 8.
I mostly use my pc for playing games. i can play all the new stuff set as high as they go at 1080res with know problems.

Im hoping to max out the BF3 When it released.
Just for gaming?, 4GB is still plenty.
    
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Do you ever fill up your ram? If so, then get 8gb. If not, then don't get 8gb.
That. Watch taskmanager and see if whatever you're doing with your system is ever maxing your RAM.
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Only time that I've ever wished I had more RAM was when I didn't wanna log out of SC2 (using a friend's account and I don't wanna keep bugging him for his authenticator code) and wanted to play Rift at the same time. Other than that, I stay below 70% usage.
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post #6 of 15
simple anser if you have a 64 bit os then yes.

if you got a 32 bit os no
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post #7 of 15
For gaming, you won't see much improvement going over 4GB.

Save your money towards an SSD if you need to upgrade. Maybe even a 2nd 6950, but then you might run into a bottleneck with pII architecture.
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Whether you use it or not at this time is irrelevant. You might and will need it in the future. Plus, it's good to have extra memory. I have no GPU at the moment, running integrated, dedicated 512mb to the onboard. Leaves me with 7.5GB rather than 3.5GB. I already use more than 4GB every day with virtual machines and what not.
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Only if you're gaming/editing videos & stuff
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If you ever plan on playing Arma 2 onwards, then yeah, it will be worth it. And the oobvious video editing etc...
     
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