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Becuase they are doing it wrong.

The larger dimms overclock worse, while having more smaller dimms hurts your CPU oc potential.
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GIMME DAT E-PEEN
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Originally Posted by Blackout621 View Post

Honestly, I can't justify putting more than 8 GB, which is still a lot. And when I say this, I mean the people who only use their systems for gaming. Your thoughts?

It's cheap no other reason.
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coz it's cheap and i can biggrin.gifthumb.gif
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i pick up 2 kit of Kingston Hyper X CL9 1600Mhz for 24.99 each? and i dont think ram gonna be cheaper then that any time soon....
post #16 of 696
DDR4 is still a bit away, for most of us OCN'ers anyway. So why not future proof a bit and get 16gb for whatever major applications, iso mounting, photoshop, heavy browsing, and gaming all at the same time.
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Originally Posted by iZZ View Post

Future-proof?

Do you honestly see games needing even 12 GB in the next five years? And by then, current graphics cards will be obsolete.
     
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post #18 of 696
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Originally Posted by K62-RIG View Post

coz it's cheap and i can biggrin.gifthumb.gif

So something being cheap that has no use for what you do makes you want to buy it?
     
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Originally Posted by dominique120 View Post

To brag about it, some people I know do it, thats why everyone hates them. For gaming 6GB is more than enough but some people dont understand it.

THIS. biggrin.gif
     
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Originally Posted by Blackout621 View Post

Do you honestly see games needing even 12 GB in the next five years? And by then, current graphics cards will be obsolete.

Realistically it's possible. We can see up to 6GB of RAM usage in BF3 and before that we all thought 4GB was more than enough. If the right engine comes along it could be possible.

Otherwise 16GB is just cheap, if you're gaming or overclocking it doesn't make real sense to have 16GB but at the same time when we just spent $1000+ on the other parts, what's another $30 for another 8GB of RAM.
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