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Watched BF3 take up almost 5 gigs of ram. So even with 8gigs that leaves 3 left. So why not have 16gb looks like games will start to use more ?
Plus it's cheap as hell...

My 16gigs cost less then my 8gigs that I got 9 months ago..
It's also faster.
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post #252 of 696
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Originally Posted by roleki View Post

If you can get by on 4GB or 8GB, you probably need to expand your horizons a little and see what a PC can really do besides go faster.
Hmmmm... I can get by on 4/8GB.... and am very much aware what a PC can do....

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Originally Posted by TwiggLe View Post

Watched BF3 take up almost 5 gigs of ram. So even with 8gigs that leaves 3 left. So why not have 16gb looks like games will start to use more ?
Plus it's cheap as hell...
My 16gigs cost less then my 8gigs that I got 9 months ago..
It's also faster.
Would you please post a screenshot of the bf3.exe from Resource Monitor? I still haven't seen this actually occur. Everyone keeps posting useless Task Manager screenshots.


Again, "being cheap" alone is not a valid reason since it is not free. Hence, there is an economic cost and everyone has wants outside of just more RAM.
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I'll probably get 64gb, why? Cause I want it... thumb.gif
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I have 32 just to browse the interwebz smile.gif
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Originally Posted by The Master Chief View Post

I'll probably get 64gb, why? Cause I want it... thumb.gif

And what applications will you be using that require RAM that costs thousands of dollars?
     
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I'll probably get 64gb, why? Cause I want it... thumb.gif

64GB without ECC or buffering..... rolleyes.gif
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And what applications will you be using that require RAM that costs thousands of dollars?

x79 boards native 64gb and you can get 64 gb dominator for less then 600...
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Originally Posted by jermzz View Post

x79 boards native 64gb and you can get 64 gb dominator for less then 600...

Yeah, assuming you want the cheap stuff. rolleyes.gif
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007611%20600078206&IsNodeId=1&name=64GB%20%288%20x%208GB%29
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackout621 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Master Chief View Post

I'll probably get 64gb, why? Cause I want it... thumb.gif

And what applications will you be using that require RAM that costs thousands of dollars?

well, comma... pause for dramatic effect

Call of Duty: World at War hmmsmiley02.gif
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

So you load a particular game from your D: drive into your RAMDisk... and then load up the game from RAMDisk to system memory?

Ya, pretty much. This is why 8GB just isn't enough to do gaming ramdisks with modern games. It takes a LOT of space to do it (hence, 16GB). I already have 16GB, and I find the bonus in speed to be worth it, so I say 'why not'.

As inefficient as it is, the same logic applied to 'you keep the game on your HDD, then load it into memory?'. I'm not starting the game twice, I'm moving the entire engine, assets, etc, into temporary storage space (ramdisk) for quicker movement to the vid card/working ram. I make up the initial movement over the course of mid-game load times easily, and anything after that is bonus.
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