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I have 24gb, recently upgraded from 6gb.
Why? Because I can. Also because boinc, opera, and other stuff eats up 5gb alone.
Closing stuff down isn't fun, but what's really fun is having 12gb ram drive.thumb.gif
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I bought 2x4 GB sticks simply because 4 GB of RAM can bottleneck your average user (by that, I mean average OCN user biggrin.gif) but I don't have to worry with the things I run currently with pushing 8 GB onto my page file. Not to mention 8 GB is pretty cheap nowadays.
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RE: Why do gamers put 16 GB of RAM in their systems?

8GB isn't enough imo interwebs vm's and other programs eat a huge chunk if you add in something like bf3 or tesv I run out of ram and it hits the fan. Also when I encode and render stuff I run out.

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I bought 2x4 GB sticks simply because 4 GB of RAM can bottleneck your average user (by that, I mean average OCN user biggrin.gif) but I don't have to worry with the things I run currently with pushing 8 GB onto my page file. Not to mention 8 GB is pretty cheap nowadays.

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I'm personally aiming for 32Gb. I've seen how fast RAMDisks are, even free open-source versions. They are going to be used, a lot. Not to mention insane bandwidth tongue.gif
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I was running 32GB (4 x 8GB 1333) but switched to 8GB (4 x 2GB 1600) as it was more stable and the performance didn't change in gaming - running BF3 at max settings @ 1080p.

I have been interested in setting up a ramdisk just to try it - can anyone comment on how to do it and what to use it for? If it is practical than I was thinking of going all the way to 64GB and using 50GB as ramdisk
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I was running 32GB (4 x 8GB 1333) but switched to 8GB (4 x 2GB 1600) as it was more stable and the performance didn't change in gaming - running BF3 at max settings @ 1080p.
I have been interested in setting up a ramdisk just to try it - can anyone comment on how to do it and what to use it for? If it is practical than I was thinking of going all the way to 64GB and using 50GB as ramdisk

I would be interested in knowing how to do this as well. I know what it is, but I have no idea how to set it up, seems like it would be AWESOME.
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I have started researching it and if I find a good use for it I will be sure to share the details
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I have started researching it and if I find a good use for it I will be sure to share the details

Obviously you should install BF3 to a ramdisk so map changes take no time! =P
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Thanks to OCN member Blameless i found the goodness of ImDisk, a free RAMdisk software which is pretty easy to use. I can fit most 4-6 GB games onto a RAMdisk (since they still need some real RAM to run and my limit is 8 GB) and they load in the blink of an eye (i can load a MW2 map in lie 5-6 seconds with my underclocked RAM.) Will post some benches in a while.

If only Clarkdales did not have such a weak IMC i'd have 16 GB on my rig.
Edited by Starbomba - 12/27/11 at 6:06pm
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