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I can get the set of Gksill memory I am running now for like $60. That would give me 16GB of ram. Is it even worth it to go from 8GB to 16GB? I surf the net and game. BC2, BF3 when its out COD etc. I also only use an SSD drive I do not have a regular hard drive. Is their any real benefit going to 16GB of ram from 8GB?
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no 16gb is a worthless for gaming
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Your overclock might become unstable.

If you render tons of videos then yea go ahead and get it.

For you, no.
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Well if you don't know if you need 16gb over 8gb, then you prob don't need it?
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Well you would be wasting money if you aren't doing any thing RAM intensive. Gaming is not RAM intensive and you could easily game with 4gb and not have any trouble. Most people are buying 2x4gb sets of RAM simply because of how cheap RAM has become. When I was building my rig it was around $90 for a set of CAS 7 1600 2x2gb sets and even more for the Corsair sets.
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post #6 of 16
Unless ur doing some heavy video converting or editing, rendering cad stuff, or using ur comp as a server then u don't need more than 8gbs tops.
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post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by falcon26 View Post
I can get the set of Gksill memory I am running now for like $60. That would give me 16GB of ram. Is it even worth it to go from 8GB to 16GB? I surf the net and game. BC2, BF3 when its out COD etc. I also only use an SSD drive I do not have a regular hard drive. Is their any real benefit going to 16GB of ram from 8GB?

stay with 8, and be happy with 8... i know it seams its good offer and everything but in fairnes u dont need more than 4-8gb... depends what you are doing...
as for that list of jobs u r doing on it, even 8gb for ya is too much...

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post #9 of 16
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Well I got my answer :-) Thanks
post #10 of 16
psh, you could always use the extra 8gb for a ramdisk just for fun

That's what i did anyways since ram is so cheap right now
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