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Is there any point in getting over 4gb of ddr3 ram? I'll mostly be streaming HD content at 1080p, gaming and some video converting.
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post #2 of 19
hmm...future proofing if you're going to keep that rig for several years, and for those video stuff too.
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post #3 of 19
better for the future, if you multitask like a maniac, and if you edit videos.

plus, sooner rather than later some games might start liking more ram.
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post #4 of 19
As a gaming PC, you're wasting money by buying more than 4GBs, you're better off buying a good looking shirt and going out in public with some friends and/or family members to spend some quality time and have fun under the sun.

But as a workstation with something like 64bit Photoshop, 4gb is like using Triple-A batteries to power a car.
    
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post #5 of 19
I'd say yes, mostly because it's fairly cheap right now.
The price of one game to insure you have more than enough RAM?
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post #6 of 19
8GB is the new 4GB! For the deals you can get on newegg, why not go 8?
   
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post #7 of 19
A year ago people would have said no but now I think it's safer to have 8GB of ram, especially if you are going to be doing video editing and converting.
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post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by tryagainplss View Post
As a gaming PC, you're wasting money by buying more than 4GBs, you're better off buying a good looking shirt and going out in public with some friends and/or family members to spend some quality time and have fun under the sun.

But as a workstation with something like 64bit Photoshop, 4gb is like using Triple-A batteries to power a car.
Actually I had games using up the last of my 4 GBs of RAM while playing them. I had page file set to 100 MBs because I use an SSD and Windows 7 was minimizing my game and telling me the system was low on resources. Bad Company 2, GTA IV, etc.

I bought my 16 GBs of RAM, have zero page file set now and have never seen this message again.
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post #9 of 19
Quote:
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Actually I had games using up the last of my 4 GBs of RAM while playing them. I had page file set to 100 MBs because I use an SSD and Windows 7 was minimizing my game and telling me the system was low on resources. Bad Company 2, GTA IV, etc.

I bought my 16 GBs of RAM, have zero page file set now and have never seen this message again.
Yea... That's cause Windows 7 is SUPPOSED to have pagefile.
    
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post #10 of 19
I say in a new build use 6 or 8 GB. I use photoshop and some 3D modeling software and I pass the 4GB mark regularly. Never maxed my 6GB thou so I guess that is the sweet spot
    
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