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You could set up a RAM drive and stick important files (i.e. multiplayer content) on it with the help of symbolic links.

But it'd be kinda annoying.
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Everything on Ultra, with no AA and x16 AF, at 1080p. I never see above 88% of 4Gb. BF3 shouldn't use more than 2Gb, anymore then that sounds like a memory leak. 4Gb is still plenty for any game these days, at least from what I've experienced.
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post #43 of 46
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Originally Posted by KhaoticKomputing View Post
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.
all those things are already running on that screenshot + snipping tool, resource monitor, MSI AB, skype, steam, and TS3. 4 gigs is enough. Windows will ALWAYS use more ram if it is available, but it does not mean the game will. I am happy that my 4 gigs is finally close to being used up, it was a waste when I had unused ram that was never used by any application.
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post #44 of 46
Nope having 16Gb will actually stress the memory controler more on your CPU, possibly making your OC unstable(if you have it OCed).
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post #45 of 46
You should be able to get by just fine with 4GB as long as you don't have stuff unrelated to BF3 open. I have only 4GB and I'm able to play BF3 without a problem
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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.
I hear a Minecraft server really eats up the RAM. I wish I ran one so I had a reason to buy more RAM.
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