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6GB or 8GB will be more than enough. 4GB isn't.
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im not a gamer, i dont play BF3 or any games, but i know onething 16GB of RAM for any game would not have a bearing on the games performance. just what i have learnt from OCN
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Ill post what BF3 uses on my rig while playing max settings.



the rest of my ram is being used by the system, not the game.
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Ill post what BF3 uses on my rig while playing max settings.



the rest of my ram is being used by the system, not the game.
Great, now add a tab of google chrome, punkbuster AND origin to that number and you will have how much RAM you need. mind you you only have 4 gigs, so you could not use up to 5.5 that the rest of us are getting.
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I think people are not realizing that Windows 7 caches programs for later use if they are used frequently. What it does is flushes the programs out of the RAM that are not needed when something else needs that RAM. What people are seeing with more than 4GB of RAM is that those programs are not being flushed out as there is extra RAM for it to be cached in and not affect anything else. When using 4GB of RAM the programs get flushed and no more than 4GB is ever needed for gaming as of yet.

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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.
What I am hearing is that you are just too lazy to add up the RAM usage of the processes you have already identified. It would take you all of 30 seconds to get the number you are looking for. If you are going to argue with someone don't show the solution and then clearly just ignore it.

Durp

Carlos Hilgert Ferrari: 91 processes? I have about 70 running when I have BF3 going on. I also have steam, a few logitech programs, the X-Fi software and MSE running. You need to clean out your bloated computer before you go showing people how much RAM things supposedly need.
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I think people are not realizing that Windows 7 caches programs for later use if they are used frequently. What it does is flushes the programs out of the RAM that are not needed when something else needs that RAM. What people are seeing with more than 4GB of RAM is that those programs are not being flushed out as there is extra RAM for it to be cached in and not affect anything else. When using 4GB of RAM the programs get flushed and no more than 4GB is ever needed for gaming as of yet.
I disagree. I can reboot my system, clearing the caches and running BF3 will still use 5.5 RAM. No other game as ever loaded my system past 4 gigs befor even with out rebooting then running the game.
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I think people are not realizing that Windows 7 caches programs for later use if they are used frequently. What it does is flushes the programs out of the RAM that are not needed when something else needs that RAM. What people are seeing with more than 4GB of RAM is that those programs are not being flushed out as there is extra RAM for it to be cached in and not affect anything else. When using 4GB of RAM the programs get flushed and no more than 4GB is ever needed for gaming as of yet.



What I am hearing is that you are just too lazy to add up the RAM usage of the processes you have already identified. It would take you all of 30 seconds to get the number you are looking for. If you are going to argue with someone don't show the solution and then clearly just ignore it.

Durp

wow, no need to be so rude. Done with this silly bickering.
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Your computer wont get faster fps from ram/memory.
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only get 16gb of RAM if you do stuff like me. usually have 5-6 tabs open in chrome origin and steam running and minecraft server for my family and im still not using anyewhere close to 16gb. other than that its not really needed.
    
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