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One thing i noticed was that with 16gig, when i did a fresh install on Win 7, it was quicker.
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True, but it does not disqualify ramdisk being a legit reason for a gamer to have 16GB. Not all games are FPS after all.
I can see it being very useful for emulators, like PCSX2 too.


I'll be using a RAMDISK specifically for Dolphin :).

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One thing i noticed was that with 16gig, when i did a fresh install on Win 7, it was quicker.

yea but a fresh install, even without the ram upgrade, would've probably been quicker. a fresh install usually is
    
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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?
EDIT: Wow, a big response form the community on this one. Let me clarify my question a little. What I meant was why do people who only game (with some minor exceptions) get 16 GB? Yes, you have all made it clear that a lot of RAM can make a difference where needed. But in gaming? You're not going to see a difference between 8 and 16 GBs of RAM. Sure, RAM is cheap, but since when has something being cheap but having zero use been an excuse to buy it? Just my opinion. Your money, and I'm not jealous you have 16 and I have 8 as all of you have pointed out, RAM is dirt cheap. biggrin.gif

Why do you care????
    
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Too lazy too read the whole thread but from what I've seen over the years, most gamers and even a good amount of enthusiasts don't know nearly as much about hardware or software as they think.

I wonder what portion of the members here have only built one computer, and of those how many just asked the community what parts to get? Yes it is an enthusiast site, but there are a lot of newbs here, and some probably just bought 16GB, just in case, not knowing they would never use it in any game.
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Open RAM slots look....sad frown.gif
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Too lazy too read the whole thread but from what I've seen over the years, most gamers and even a good amount of enthusiasts don't know nearly as much about hardware or software as they think.

I wonder what portion of the members here have only built one computer, and of those how many just asked the community what parts to get? Yes it is an enthusiast site, but there are a lot of newbs here, and some probably just bought 16GB, just in case, not knowing they would never use it in any game.

Now your saying everyone with 16gb of ram is a newb. You know if someone said to you "a newb would buy a 3 way sli board and just use a 8800" how would you feel? Maybe some gamers want to use a ramdisk for the paging file or for other things.

Some people here on OCN have been acting "above it all" lately and that is not welcoming to incoming members.
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You could ask this same question for just about any component in a computer or anything really. Why did I buy a Dodge Charger and not a 1982 Ford Fiesta? It's life.
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I imagine at least one other person has said this so far in the thread, but I'm not going to read through 30 pages of replies. smile.gif

Because it's a no-brainer when you can get 16GB of RAM for less then $70. It's not like RAM goes bad. Doubt most game-only users will ever see more than 30% being used at any given time, but I don't see why it's some big mystery why so many people have 16GB kits in their rig either. If I hadn't been building 2 computers at the same time (current sig rig), I would have just stuck 16GB in mine--got a 4x4GB kit for $69 at the time ( now it's 2x 2x4GB kits...biggrin.gif).

Also, it's fun to play around with making RAM Disks (RAMDisk--google it), putting your browser cache on the RAM Disk drive, other things--it's easy and free to do that now, and if I had kept the 16GB kit, I would have made a 10GB RAM Disk for installing Matlab and Photoshop (note--SSD's kinda steal the thunder from this, but it's still worthy).
    
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Too lazy too read the whole thread but from what I've seen over the years, most gamers and even a good amount of enthusiasts don't know nearly as much about hardware or software as they think.

I wonder what portion of the members here have only built one computer, and of those how many just asked the community what parts to get? Yes it is an enthusiast site, but there are a lot of newbs here, and some probably just bought 16GB, just in case, not knowing they would never use it in any game.

Now your saying everyone with 16gb of ram is a newb. You know if someone said to you "a newb would buy a 3 way sli board and just use a 8800" how would you feel? Maybe some gamers want to use a ramdisk for the paging file or for other things.

Some people here on OCN have been acting "above it all" lately and that is not welcoming to incoming members.

No, you're putting words in my mouth. I specifically said "not knowing it wouldn't be used in games", I also didn't ever say anyone with 16GB is a newb. Honestly who would be dumb enough to say something like that anyway? There are plenty of reasons for 16GB of RAM. If you read the OP the thread is about people who bought gaming-only rigs with 16GB of RAM. I bought this motherboard not for the SLI, but because I got a large discount on it through my work, that was 2 years ago and I had 2 8800s in SLI, at the time the best cards were 285s and I had little need to upgrade to those given the games out.
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