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I think the reason of ram prices being "cheap" would be a valid one. Because we can all based on the expereince from a while back in late 2010 when ram price was spiked due to inventory.
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Yeah, Epeen.......

I feel sorry though for anyone that uses a RAMdisk on Windows...
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Originally Posted by Raiden911 View Post

I think the reason of ram prices being "cheap" would be a valid one. Because we can all based on the expereince from a while back in late 2010 when ram price was spiked due to inventory.

Yeah, in the 3rd and 4th quarters of 2010 RAM was ridiculously cheap. 12 and 16GB kits could be had for the same price as 6 and 8GB, there was absoloutely no reason not to buy more RAM at the time.

I was actually going to buy 12GB anyway for my rig because it was initially for editing DSLR video, Vegas is a total hog when it's compressing, but now it's just for games and some basic tasks. I've never seen my ram go over 10GB though, even when rendering 1080p^2 video.
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You all are going to pissed when I say I use all 48 gigs of my ddr3 ram in BF3.
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16? Pshhhh, 24GB or better over here.
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Originally Posted by roleki View Post

Same coin, one could say it's not very logical to have a quad-core processor with hyperthreading enabled, because there's no game that will ever consume that many ops. But I get what you're saying.
Thing is, the argument AGAINST large amounts of RAM is just weird, to me. I'm not saying it is baseless or flawed, it just seems odd that people who pride themselves on getting their PCs to do ONE thing 5% faster than stock would be appalled or baffled by the notion that there are people who could be happy doing hundreds of things "only" 3% faster than stock.
I guess, even though we're all performance enthusiasts here, we all have something different that compels us to be hardware nerds. Myself, I'm just as happy downloading off VMware's virtual appliance store as I am off Steam. Yeah, I may not bang maximum fps out of BF3, but I get decent fps for MY tastes, and just happen to have a functioning virtual domain running in the background. And maybe a couple dozen instances of Chrome.
That's why I don't run HT. For me, it provides zero benefit but increases power/heat. thumb.gif

There's no major argument against more RAM... it is a question of how people justify it. (I see people's actions in terms of incentive and cost-benefit due to an economics background)

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Originally Posted by Mjolnir View Post

RAM is so cheap, why not get 16? I have 8 myself, but I can see dropping a measly 30 bucks to double my ram.
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Economic costs. $30 is not $0.

So should you spend money to get more memory which may provide zero benefit? That's the question. The answer is subjective but not many are realizing this point. You don't have to do everything just because it is cheap (not free).
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Yeah, Epeen.......
I feel sorry though for anyone that uses a RAMdisk on Windows...


y, sir?

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Originally Posted by NateN34 View Post

I feel sorry though for anyone that uses a RAMdisk on Windows...
Why? It's fast, it's cheap, and it's not like i'd use my RAM for anything else (except BOINC).
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why 16 gb?simple right now player are getting by fine with 6 or 8 gb because of one reason,most game cant use more then 3.5 gb because of the 32 bit limit(yeeesss even those with a 64 bit os!.but now wow is going 64 bit isnt a mather of will it happen ,it is a done deal there are too many advantage for blizzard to pass up this chance,but this has the effect of rising by about 50% you ram consumption!
this might not seems like much until you remember that some are douing this:

they record ,whie playing ,while encoding ,while streaming!and this my friend is why a lot are going to 16 gb and the fact it is so cheap now why skip it!
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Gamers just buy more ram for epeen and it is "cheap" enough for them as an impulse purchase. There is no cost-benefit analysis decision being made.
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