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post #1 of 10
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hey guys i got a fairly easy question for you guys today. Im thinking of buying another set of 4gb ram, so i would have 8gb
(http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820231425)

the question is would i notice a big diffrence from 4-8?

what i do on the comp is:
media (music / videos)
gaming ( LoL, Starcraft 2, WoW, Crysis, ME1/2)
some photoshop / dreamwiever


is it worth it for the extra 4gb?
Edited by Lq Cloud - 7/28/11 at 8:42pm
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post #2 of 10
Only in photoshop and dreamwiever you will.
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post #3 of 10
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i only do minor work in each, as in photo touchups etc, is it worth going to the 8gb for that?
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post #4 of 10
For what your doing it is a good idea to save the money and stick with just 4GB
post #5 of 10
yeah, not worth it. most people dont need more than 4gb for gaming, movies, etc. Although this is OCN and overkill is welcomed...
post #6 of 10
RAM is super cheap now so it doesn't hurt. The more DIMMs you have the slower they cycle, but its just a few nanoseconds so its barely noticeable in normal use.

Basically find out if you need more RAM for whatever you do with your system, watch taskmanager and see if you ever max out your current 4GB.
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post #7 of 10
I doubt you need more RAM.
Do you ever max out on usage?
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post #8 of 10
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yes i have maxed out on usage before playing crysis and listening to music almost maxes it.

i have about 10 tabs on i.e open atm and teamspeak and im running at 53% ussage
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post #9 of 10
I would get more then.
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post #10 of 10
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also was ganna start streaming games, would ram help that at all? on like justin.tv
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