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As title says...is 4gb enough? I know with i7 HT cores I used to have 6gb and not have much left...
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I know with i7 HT cores I used to have 6gb and not have much left...
Really? That seems excessive.

The memory requirement isn't high. 2GB should cut it, 4GB would be plenty. More would be overkill. But this is OCN...
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so 2gb definitely gonna be enough for 2500k with bigadv? I see you fold on the X6 and thats similar sort of output to the 2500k
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so 2gb definitely gonna be enough for 2500k with bigadv? I see you fold on the X6 and thats similar sort of output to the 2500k
Yes, 2GB is enough for normal bigadv. I used a VM with 2GB RAM for i7 bigadv folding for a while and it never went above 1.7GB.
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In my case, the VM uses 2.2GB RAM itself.
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I have 4 gb on my x6 doing bigadv and it uses about 1.5 GB most of the time.
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I would go with at least 4GB just to be safe. At such low capacities the price difference would be very small.
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4GB is good , my system uses more than 2.5gb sometimes !

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post #9 of 11
well, my vm would max at about 2.25 GB ram though I had 3 allocated. If you ever want to go big bigadv then allocate 4GB.
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4gb will be plenty so long as you are using dual channel. Only bloomfield use the 6gb kits to take advantage of the tri channel abilities. Sandy Bridge is dual channel only.
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