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Is 8GB of ram overkill for an AMD E-350 running Windows 7 Home Premium x64? Should I just get a 4GB ram module so I have 6GB? The graphics take around 400mb of ram.

EDIT: I'm willing to buy THIS or maybe THIS if I need 8GB.

Thanks!
Edited by HopeUTKN - 8/14/11 at 7:34am
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Overkill is dependent on what you're doing..Which is?
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Originally Posted by Skripka;14578672 
Overkill is dependent on what you're doing..Which is?

Wouldn't the CPU just be bottlenecking?
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Only way you'd be bottlenecking the CPU is getting way too slow RAM.

8 GB is nice to have, and unless you do video/photo rendering, should be the most you should aim.

For APUs, like the E-350, i'd get 1600 MHz or faster RAM. I'd pick the 1333 MHz unless you can really find 1600 MHz.
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Originally Posted by Starbomba;14578695 
Only way you'd be bottlenecking the CPU is getting way too slow RAM.

8 GB is nice to have, and unless you do video/photo rendering, should be the most you should aim.

For APUs, like the E-350, i'd get 1600 MHz or faster RAM. I'd pick the 1333 MHz unless you can really find 1600 MHz.

E-350 APU is limited to 1066MHz memory :/

What needs a lot of ram without extensive cpu usage?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HopeUTKN;14578715 
E-350 APU is limited to 1066MHz memory :/

What needs a lot of ram without extensive cpu usage?
100+ tabs on Firefox/Chrome smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Starbomba;14578753 
100+ tabs on Firefox/Chrome smile.gif

And who ever does that? LOL
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Originally Posted by HopeUTKN;14578768 
And who ever does that? LOL
Ask the people here. Personally, i use 40-60 tabs while truly surfing the net, and on Chrome, they take 2.2-2.8 GB RAM.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HopeUTKN;14578715 
E-350 APU is limited to 1066MHz memory :/

What needs a lot of ram without extensive cpu usage?

I was looking into buying a brazos system myself and I believe 1333MHZz ram is supported but you just have to manually adjust the settings in the bios to get it to work properly. There are tons of options out there for 1333MHz kits like the good ol G.skill Ripjaws X 7-7-7-21. Good luck!

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=57951&vpn=F3-10666CL7D-8GBXH&manufacture=G.Skill
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Farmer Boe;14578989 
I was looking into buying a brazos system myself and I believe 1333MHZz ram is supported but you just have to manually adjust the settings in the bios to get it to work properly. There are tons of options out there for 1333MHz kits like the good ol G.skill Ripjaws X 7-7-7-21. Good luck!

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=57951&vpn=F3-10666CL7D-8GBXH&manufacture=G.Skill

Pssss-Brazos is a laptop part. Not a desktop part. You need SODIMMs.
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