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I personally have found that 3 or even 4GB of memory is not really enough for Win 7 64bit. I put this 3GB kit back in for the time being and constantly see my rig slowing down due to not enough RAM. This is most noticeable when alt+tabbing. When I had 12GB in, it was nearly instant switching from one open process to another. Now that this 3 GB kit is back in, it's not enough even to go to the desktop (no other programs runningn) with any reasonable amount of time.

What two cables is saying about a 2 x 4GB kit is ideal, however, it's not necessary. As long as you match the sticks you should be ok. Ideally you run two identical sticks, whether or not they're from a kit doesn't matter. So if you can get another stick that's the same as the one you have you'll be fine.

I personally believe that you will notice a difference, not just in gaming, but in your overall computer use.
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What's the highest memory usage you've ever seen so far in your system?
never really checked it before, I do lots of multi tasking/games
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I personally have found that 3 or even 4GB of memory is not really enough for Win 7 64bit. I put this 3GB kit back in for the time being and constantly see my rig slowing down due to not enough RAM. This is most noticeable when alt+tabbing. When I had 12GB in, it was nearly instant switching from one open process to another. Now that this 3 GB kit is back in, it's not enough even to go to the desktop (no other programs runningn) with any reasonable amount of time.

What two cables is saying about a 2 x 4GB kit is ideal, however, it's not necessary. As long as you match the sticks you should be ok. Ideally you run two identical sticks, whether or not they're from a kit doesn't matter. So if you can get another stick that's the same as the one you have you'll be fine.

I personally believe that you will notice a difference, not just in gaming, but in your overall computer use.
No, I'm not saying that 8GB is ideal. The only reason why I have 8 GB is because the Recommended System Specifications for Crysis 2 with DX11 and High Res Textures enabled lists 8GB of memory. However, I still haven't seen more than 2.5GB used. Ever.

Back when I had 2 x 2GB, Windows 7 Home Premium x64 was exactly as fast as it is now for me even though I have 2 x 4GB instead of 2 x 2GB.

So 4GB for Win7 x64 is more than enough for me.
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never really checked it before, I do lots of multi tasking/games
Are you having performance issues?
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not as right now, but i need it to be prepared for Mw3
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Quote:
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No, I'm not saying that 8GB is ideal. The only reason why I have 8 GB is because the Recommended System Specifications for Crysis 2 with DX11 and High Res Textures enabled lists 8GB of memory. However, I still haven't seen more than 2.5GB used. Ever.

Back when I had 2 x 2GB, Windows 7 Home Premium x64 was exactly as fast as it is now for me even though I have 2 x 4GB instead of 2 x 2GB.

So 4GB for Win7 x64 is more than enough for me.
You misunderstoog what I meant, let me clarify.

What you said about it being a KIT, meaning 2 matched sticks, regardless of capacity, is ideal. Not that he need 2 x 4 GB.

Perhaps I have become accustomed to 12GB of RAM and, to me, it really does make a difference. I can leave browsers open while I game, or even have two games running at the same time with no ill effects (usually).
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You could just pick up a kit like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231417, and sale off what you have or keep it for back up. Memory prices are so low right now.
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Also why is the memory clock so low?
Edited by stutla22 - 10/26/11 at 4:08am
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post #19 of 28
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You misunderstoog what I meant, let me clarify.

What you said about it being a KIT, meaning 2 matched sticks, regardless of capacity, is ideal. Not that he need 2 x 4 GB.

Perhaps I have become accustomed to 12GB of RAM and, to me, it really does make a difference. I can leave browsers open while I game, or even have two games running at the same time with no ill effects (usually).

Thanks what i like to do ^. Haha, but look at this it shows me specs.. why does it say sb 700 its suppose to be 710..
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Wow here,
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2065526
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