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Use to be the standard but with all these new games like BC2 and MW2, Crysis 2 etc. I wonder if 4 gigs is still going to cut it these days.
    
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4 Gigs still enough for Gambing?

I have Gambed in a long time.

Lol, anyways 4GB is still enough for most games. BF3 requires is, and that is why I have 8GB now. I was having issues with 6GB.

It's depends on your OS as well.
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4GB is fine for most games, but 8GB is a nice comfy zone to be in.
 
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Originally Posted by BigCactus View Post
Use to be the standard but with all these new games like BC2 and MW2, Crysis 2 etc. I wonder if 4 gigs is still going to cut it these days.
Yes, if you're only running the game. I only bought 4gb kits even though the 8gb kits weren't much more money. They're simply not necessary unless you run a lot of background tasks. If you close everything before you game, you won't run out. I promise
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I have exceeded 4 while gaming with a bunch of stuff running at the same time.

However I also have Thunderbird, afterburner, aida64 logging, razer keyboard and mouse apps, MSE, Steam, Intel Raid console and sometimes a couple tabs of chrome running at the same time. Yes I need all that stuff running.

4gb is enough for gaming if you keep the amount of running stuff down to lower level. 8GB ensures you will have more than enough for gaming and basically anything running at the same time.

I seem to get the highest memory usage with Rift. Seems odd but I guess and MMO requires a lot of stuff going on.
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Why not spend $15-$20 more for the extra 4gb?
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If you are making a gaming rig on a low budget you can easily stick to 4GB of RAM which will work flawlessly with almost everything. I'm sure there are exceptions that need 8GB (BF3 is not one of them) though. If you are on a medium to high budget, I would say get 8GB just because RAM is really cheap right now.
    
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It's not enough for Gambing! you need more $$$, otherwise you will loathe yourself. A Lot.
     
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It's not enough for Gambing!
Three of my computers say you're full of it
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I am notorious for leaving background applications on so I decided on 8 GB, but I think most games use less than 4 GB..
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