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Nope, as is the general consensus. You'll just have more pagefile occupying your precious SSD space (under default settings at least).

8 GB of RAM for BF3 is just fine for my rig.
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fully maxed out im using 5.5gbs of ram while playing..... so 1.9 is rather low.....
you are taking into account EVERYTHING in the background, isolate just BF3.
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you are taking into account EVERYTHING in the background, isolate just BF3.
which means i need 5.5 gigs to run it perfectly...

i usually run, itunes, skype and bf3
    
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I have fraps, IE, origin running along with the game.
RAM usage around 2-4G.
Medium setting with my old system
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I use 5.5 gigs when I play BF3.No, I dont have a million process's going on in the backgrown. And no, you cant just isolate the BF3.exe and see how much ram that single process is useing to know how much ram you need to play the game. BF3 use's the BF3.exe AND the process's for punk buster, origin and an internet browser.

We also know that BF3 will scale its VRAM usage based on what is available. After seeing tons of the thread's about BF3 RAM usage turn into flame wars I am very confident is saying that the RAM usage seems to also scale based on what the user has available.

IMO I like having 8 gigs. It take's strain off the Page.file
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But wouldn't having 16 gigs help anyways? Like say if you have a video card that has 3 gigs or 2 and you play BF3,wouldn't you wanna have more headroom?
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But wouldn't having 16 gigs help anyways? Like say if you have a video card that has 3 gigs or 2 and you play BF3,wouldn't you wanna have more headroom?
It dose not work that way. The video card cannot use the system RAM. I will also say that having 4 gigs over 8 will not increase FPS. RAM speeds and timings are more important for a spiffy gaming experience. I like having 8 gigs though.
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post #28 of 46
6GB is the sweet spot for a gaming rig. That won't change anytime soon either. Save your money or put it towards a better video card.
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post #29 of 46
Not good enough, get at least 32gb.



Nahhhhh, even 6gb is plenty. 8gb of decent ram is fine.
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I doubt it. However, BF3 does use a tremendous amount of ram compared to other games. It's the first game I've played that utilized more than 4gb. I believe I used around 4.85gb when playing.
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