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I currently have 2 * 4GB Gskills 1600mhz RAM sticks in.

Whilst the RAM is only £42 is it worth upgrading to 16GB of RAM?
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If you have the cash, its not a bad idea. What's the highest you've seen your ram usage so far? What do you intend to be doing in the future with you pc?
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Depends what you do, I wouldn't say you needed more than 8gb for normal tasks.
16gb is really only for hard rendering, if you don't do a serious amount of rendering then I wouldn't bother really. other than that, nice system.
    
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Originally Posted by t.herrod View Post
Depends what you do, I wouldn't say you needed more than 8gb for normal tasks.
16gb is really only for hard rendering, if you don't do a serious amount of rendering then I wouldn't bother really. other than that, nice system.
i don't do any rendering lmao.

Just thought it wud be cool to have 16GB. Most i do is play BF3, Stream a few bluray films to tv downstairs, download, play music.

Thanks, Have a blue-ray drive comming and a crucial M4 SSD on its way.
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Sod it ordered the other 8gb y not cant hurt.
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Get some pizza or get drunk instead.. 50$ for ram * tablefacepalm*
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post #7 of 9
It can be worth it just to reduce OS paging (virtual memory) to the hard drive. At 8GB I still find that windows can page quite a bit. Upgraded to 16GB and I've had no need for any virtual memory at all. That's just running windows programs, some of which seem to be more memory-intensive than games, especially if the files you are loading are large.
post #8 of 9
go for it, it's always better if you got extra muscle or brains
If you not overclocking very hard you won't lose stability.
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post #9 of 9
I wouldn't. I think DDR4 will be out and almost mainstream before 16gb is the standard. But you never know with PC hardware. If you think you could use it now, or even next year, then I think now is the time to buy it. I still remember paying about $80 for 2GB of DDR2 back in the day...
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