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Originally Posted by trippinonprozac View Post
same thing happened to me when I had SLI 480s and was running a custom config and lots of AA. My system memory usage would exceed 4gb within about 30 seconds of playing and my FPS would fall right down to around 20.

moved to 8gb of ram and problem solved!
People seem to think "gaming" won't use 8GB. But I tend to disagree. With how cheap RAM is, I think 8GB is now becoming the "mainstream" amount, with 16GB being "overkill". But we're all about overkill here at OCN.
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post #12 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
Honestly, given how cheap DDR3 is right now, I say go for it and pick up a good 8GB kit. Never hurts to have extra RAM.

I'd recommend the GSKill Ripjaw X DDR3-1600, 8-8-8-24, 1.50v kit. Blue heatspreaders. Not sure if they've come back in stock yet, but that's what I bought (16GB worth).

Of course 4GB of RAM isn't really a "bottleneck" for just gaming though. But it never hurts to have more.
You can pick up 2x2GB sticks of ripjaws for 35 shipped for newegg.
 
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post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by whipple16 View Post
so if i save money and stick with 800MHz and upgrade to 8GB that would be a good move? or would it be helpful to mover to 8GB with more MHz?

im thinking about these

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231459
Wouldnt that be 12gb?
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By the way, this is the stuff I picked up.

I can't comment on it yet, as my rig went down while swapping to it.
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if you have a fry's anywhere around Corsair Vengeance 8gb(2x4gb) $25 http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...1600-25-a.html
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sell ddr2 and buy 8gb ddr3 is cheaper (price in month drop for 30€ idk how is in US)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Smoblikat View Post
Wouldnt that be 12gb?
I'm either gonna go with a 8gb kit or 2 of the same 8 gb kit

I have had bad experiences with mixing memory in the past so I'll be getting all new matching kits and sell what I currently have
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Isnt 4gb the minimum recommended for Crysis 2 high res texture pack?
You should add another 4gb of the same ram speed
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