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With today's prices, there's no reason not to have 8GB RAM, at least.
    
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Mine seems to always stay under 4gb
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I'm also getting framespikes in multiplayer with SLI
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You can get 8 gigs of ddr 3 ram. 4 around 50 bucks lately I've been running with 8 gigs and very happy. And for the price that can't be beat.
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I know it is crazy cheap but it is also fairly slow RAM. I wanted to upgrade to a CAS 7 RAM but it is really not worth it in the real world other than benchmarks. I was going to get 8gb more but then I guess my board switches all the RAM to single channel which I think hurts rather than helps. It is better to get 2 8gb sticks and stay in dual channel. then it gets more expensive. Example http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233218

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You can get 8 gigs of ddr 3 ram. 4 around 50 bucks lately I've been running with 8 gigs and very happy. And for the price that can't be beat.
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for you duckie
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for you duckie
...that's at a system level which only gives you a high-level overview.

Go to Resource Monitor -> Memory. This provides much more detailed info.
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Well resource manager shows a tad bit I've 2Gb private mem usage for me.
Total system memory usage is a tad over 5GB
MSI AB shows gpu memory usage at about 4.5GB

I would have to say 4GB is enough to run the game but you will probably start hard faulting to virtual memory. Because of that I would get more then 4GB

Or you could probably lower game settings. I have everything maxed on ultra
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Hey guys, Sorry it took me so long to get back on this. Anyway, according to resource monitor bf3 is using 1.7gb of my ram. It has to be a memory leak because as I play I notice that my overall ram usage goes up but its oddly not listed in resource monitor. It takes about 20-30 minutes of playing and then my ram usage is up to about 75-80%. This thing has a MAJOR leak. I still stand by mt statement that 4gb is not really enough b/c with the leak, as soon as all your ram is used the game starts going to the HDD for mem and that just for SERIOUS fps spikes. Maybe it will be enough when the leak is fixed but 4gb is the RECOMMENDED amount of ram according to the box. I say more never hurts and from my experience makes the game run MUCH smoother. I know numbers dont lie (well with the leak they might be,...lol) but practical experience says you need more than 4gb (for now) for a smooth play on my end. Sorry to all those I kinda "yelled" at for calling me a liar...your skepticism is understandable and is my default position in almost everything I do....sorry I forgot that.....NOW LETS ALL PLAY BF3!!!!! Can someone give a specific server number that they find "best" so we can all play together....oh here is the pic of resource monitor.



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Is it me or does it seem like BF3 is single-handingly pull us out of this recession?

OMG, I to upgrade my videocard, OMG, I need to SLi/Xfire, OMG I need more ram...
LOL I agree....HAHA
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I don't think anyone is arguing how much the BF3 executable is using, the point is the system as a whole is using more memory which is probably the result of a bad memory leak. I'll post up how much my system uses after the upgrade to prove it. Shows ~3GB in use now in task manager, tomorrow I will change nothing but the memory and I'm betting it goes over 4GB. Granted you're not seeing this but BF3 isn't treating everyone equally.
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I'm also getting framespikes in multiplayer with SLI
Yep. me too in fact i get better fps and average fps without sli....i am sure a patch will fix it soon.
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You know there's a memory leak when you're playing at ALL medium with 6 gb and you've got nothing free (and FPS starts dipping violently).
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