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Hey, I see that 2X2GB sets of RAM are ridiculously cheap. My current RAM, the G-Skill 10666, is 32$ from newegg and I'm thinking about upgrading. On my sig rig, will there be any gains in gaming? My only concern is the processor bottleneck...for $32 I'm sure it'll only help future proof the system.

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There will most likely be no gains in gaming, and don't worry about bottle-necking lol.
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If you play BF3 apparently is very beneficial
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8gigs helped me in VMs, also a bit with heavy multitasking. But the biggest increase i think was in Lightroom. Its quite a bit faster now..

No changes in games though
    
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you might find some gains by switching to ganged mode after you add the additional memory (if your mobo supports it)
    
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Thanks guys. I'm going to be getting BF3 pretty soon, so hopefully it will help out in that.
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Thanks guys. I'm going to be getting BF3 pretty soon, so hopefully it will help out in that.
I perfer 8 gigs over 4. My system was faster. Not benchmark faster, but it felt faster. Things loaded quicker, windows felt faster. also If you plan to play BF3 doo eet!
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Thanks guys. I'm going to be getting BF3 pretty soon, so hopefully it will help out in that.
yeah get it, you'll need it. on Win 7 the battle log hogs like 250MB and I run skype thats another 100mb and I'm left with like 2GB and its barely enough for BF3. given I also barely have any programs running when I game
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