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post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by neoroy View Post
Thx for the tips guys, now I want to upgrade to 8G RAM Especially for the arrival of my Battlefield 3 game ^_^ just look at this link : http://www.crucial.com/support/howmuch.aspx looks like BF3 needs more than 4G RAM.
BF3 is only using 1.5GB for me:
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post #22 of 26
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Virtually all games are 32-bit still.... that means they utilize 2GB unless the developers allow them to large memory aware or have a 64-bit mode.

Games will use more than 2GB once 64-bit becomes mainstream... I would say 2-4 years.
~ snip ~
Might be sooner than we think, if the reports from BF3 players are any indication... not quiet hitting the 8gb requirement just yet

http://www.overclock.net/pc-games/11...ot-really.html
post #23 of 26
I'd say theres as difference between required and recommended, most games this year and the next i think will start pushing to use more ram, but 4gb should keep you covered.
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post #24 of 26
If the games use a lot of memory more then 2GB its a memory leak. Every year add 1GB. 8GB now, 6GB 2 years ago, 4GB 4 years go.
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post #25 of 26
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Might be sooner than we think, if the reports from BF3 players are any indication... not quiet hitting the 8gb requirement just yet

http://www.overclock.net/pc-games/11...ot-really.html
BF3 is a 32-bit game... it uses at most 2GB (3GB if Large Address Aware)... unless there is a memory leak.
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post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
BF3 is a 32-bit game... it uses at most 2GB (3GB if Large Address Aware)... unless there is a memory leak.
Im aware of that Ducky

But to read the thread, you can see alot of people think otherwise.
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