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I have 50gb left on my Intel SSD Gen 2
good for you ..i have 64Gb C300 and no games on it (more then half of it is gone ) you bought larger SSD for the same reason some of us get 8Gb of RAM instead of 4
    
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Here it is
hit the process tab in task manager and you'll see how much memory the hd movie is actually using and as badatgames said, your windows background processes are probably hogging all your memory, it's quite astonishing that you use around 2.5gb at idle. Im sitting at 1.6gb after 40hours of the rig running, a few tabs opened, itunes running and 86 processes running in the background.

Check the links that he provided, they should definitely help.
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I like the first response there best. It's why I bought 8GB RAM when I could, even though 4GB at the time was still quite a bit. I haven't ever had to worry about RAM. It will give my PC a longer life when I relegate it to a secondary role too. Had I waited until then to increase RAM, guess what, DDR2 is a lot more expensive. For those reasons, the extra ~$45 was well worth it. It's one thing to go and grab 24GB-32GB RAM for hundreds extra, but an extra ~$50 to double it is when I'll jump on it.

For that reason, I'd be grabbing 16GB if I was buying today, 8GB minimum. It just surprises me that 8GB is ~$50 and people are going with 4GB for these new Sandy Bridge builds.

Granted, this way of doing it isn't for everyone. If 4GB is still arguably not only enough, but plenty, and 8GB is overkill, 16GB may seem ludicrous to some, so I'm not saying "only" 4GB or 8GB is something I don't understand. Having been through even a small share time with PCs as they've grown, and being on both ends of the scale, I say having overkill for a small amount extra is way, way, way better than just paying enough and having too little at some point (even if in the future). That PC will last a lot longer with more RAM (RAM is the one thing that matters most on secondary/older PCs for most uses), and if you're someone who sells stuff off, the extra RAM can sometimes get some of the cost back and/or help it sell quicker.
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Thanks guy, I made the purchase for the same pair of ram. Hopefully I will get some significant increase in performance.
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MOAR RAM. 24GB is always a necessity. Always. I run games at 200fps with this much ram.


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Forunately, I found out which program ate my RAM. It's call Soluto. Wipe it out of the harddrive and it's free 300mb of ram. Now with playing games, I only use 3gb ram at most. I dont need to buy a new ram! YAY!
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