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I currently have 6GB memory which is a Kingston I was wondering is this enough was thinking of maybe adding 2GB more total 8GB ? and how much memory is really enough. ? My Cpu is a i7 950 O.C to 3.8GHz and motherboard is a Asus P6X58D-E all running on a Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate
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6 gigs should be plenty. 8gb is great and 12 is overkill for most people is my opinion.

YOu can tell by going into whatever you usually use, i.e favorite game, and then launch taskmanager by hitting ctrl+alt+del. THen pick start taskmanager, then performance tab.

Look for the first section under the green and black bar called Physical Memory.
This tells you how much of your 6gb is being used. If you have any more than 1gb free you are good.
    
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Depends on what programs you are running, what they require, and how many of them are running at the same time.

On the LGA-1366 platform, memory is ideally added in sets of three, to maintain full tri-channel performance through out all the memory. However, you can use any number of DIMMs, and it will be faster than running out of memory.
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I currently have 6GB memory which is a Kingston I was wondering is this enough was thinking of maybe adding 2GB more total 8GB ? and how much memory is really enough. ? My Cpu is a i7 950 O.C to 3.8GHz and motherboard is a Asus P6X58D-E all running on a Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate
Entirely dependent on what you're doing. Gaming doesn't usually need over 6GB. Photoshop and rendering etc, need all the RAM they can get.
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Well I do alot of video editing, converting different video formats to different formats HD, Blu Ray etc so would having more then 6GB help with this ?
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The next time you do some video editing, check to see how much memory is being used.
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