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4gig of RAM is just not cutting it...any longer (Answer; Buy more cheap RAM!)

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It would seem that when building systems today with 4gig of RAM for basic functions is just not cutting it, should be bumped up to 8gig..

I usually have many tabs open on Firefox...MANY! 10 or more, plus multiple instances of Firefox running, with more tabs open... The 700MB used is two instances of Firefox, both with 10 and 6 tabs open... I had 4 gigs, but added another 8, to make it 12 gig of RAM... I've turned off my page file, and my system is running awesome... With RAM prices so cheap, why the hell not!?

Food for thought....
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I'll just leave this here.

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I'm quite happy with 16GB, would get 32GB if I could wink.gif
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I'm getting second set of 8GB soon. For most people 8GB is the new standard and no reason to go beyond. For me since I plan to do RAMDisk and Virtualization 8GB is getting little small for me. tongue.gif
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I have 16g and use a 4g ramdisk as pagefile.

Not a problem, system runs great.
    
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8GB is a good amount for most people. Only because dual-channel kits are common and 6 isn't an optimal choice.
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People are still buying 4GB for new setups these days? With prices like this?

For existing setups that don't need more, sure, 4GB is fine for many, but for new setups being putting together from now on out, unless it's for a budget, you're better off just getting the 8GB for the little extra and being done with it. I think it's at the point where it's almost silly not to, need it or not, simply because of price.

I stopped using 4GB in like 2008 or 2009. 8GB is no longer the ridiculous amount like it was back then, even if the increasing number of adopters due to lower price is partly why. I didn't need to, but prices were cheap, and I ended up being glad I went with it for too many reasons.

Therefore, it made sense to go with 16GB this time around, even if I don't fully demand as much, and even if my uses of more and more RAM are becoming more and more diminishing.
post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by Malcolm View Post

I'm quite happy with 16GB, would get 32GB if I could wink.gif
You can. It'd merely cost you ~300%+ or so more instead of 200% more.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231487

That puts 8GB modules at a 50%+ premium. That actually doesn't seem quite as bad as I thought for something as numerous in one module as most people consider overkill alone.
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Originally Posted by Princess Garnet View Post

You can. It'd merely cost you ~300%+ or so more instead of 200% more.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231487
That puts 8GB modules at a 50%+ premium. That actually doesn't seem quite as bad as I thought for something as numerous in one module as most people consider overkill alone.

That's for a matched set... Not really critical if your not overclocking.... Wait...what the hell am I saying!?!?.. LOL
    
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post #9 of 24
4 GB. is fine for most people and gaming. 8 GB. is enough for just about anyone unless you have a lot of apps. open at once or large apps. like CAD or video editing. Even then most people are very happy with 8 GB. as more RAM doesn't equate to faster system performance.
post #10 of 24
I have 12gb in my i7 920 system and 16 in my Sb rig- 8Gb would just not cut it. my 64bit 3DS max 2012 can use 12gb on its own while rendering.
4Gb in a system today would be painful.
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