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That's the answer, you guys can debate ram usage for the next million pages however it would be a waste of time.

This -.- everyone is pretty much saying the exact same thing over and over.
     
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"640K ought to be enough for anybody." -- Bill Gates, 1981
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This -.- everyone is pretty much saying the exact same thing over and over.

That's what happens when you post a question like this.
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"640K ought to be enough for anybody." -- Bill Gates, 1981

...except Bill Gates never said that. rolleyes.gif



"I've said some stupid things and some wrong things, but not that. No one involved in computers would ever say that a certain amount of memory is enough for all time … I keep bumping into that silly quotation attributed to me that says 640K of memory is enough. There's never a citation; the quotation just floats like a rumor, repeated again and again."
- Gates (19 January 1996), "Career Opportunities in Computing—and More". Bloomberg Business News

"Do you realize the pain the industry went through while the IBM PC was limited to 640K? The machine was going to be 512K at one point, and we kept pushing it up. I never said that statement — I said the opposite of that."
- "Gates talks" (20 August 2001) U.S. News & World Report
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They can open more apps on the background such as my tabs on browser, voice/video chat on second screen. Are you sure they just use the system for gaming and gaming only (like when it's not gaming, the system is off)? I think they might use it for other stuffs like photo/video editing or encoding or maybe streaming or streaming while gaming.

thumb.gifsmile.gif I use to do alot of photo editing with Photoshop , Lightroom....etc., Converting video files to DVD, and playing games. A friend told me to add more memory. I upgraded from 6gb to 12gb and you really notice a difference in speed and when multitasking.

I noticed my workflow is faster in culling, sorting, processing thousands of pictures. I also notice when I have alot of application open and at the same time convert videos to DVD, I dont get corrupted unplayable disc once I added some memory. Before adding the memory, I had to close the other application and then start converting videos.
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I just notice people justify their reasons for 16GB+ ram but none of the reasons are for gaming like the OP asked.
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Yeah but I think everyone's point is: Who builds a PC solely for gaming. We do other things as well
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I just notice people justify their reasons for 16GB+ ram but none of the reasons are for gaming like the OP asked.

I and others seem to have said ramdisk already. There's your gaming reason.
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Question.

What would be better. I already have 16Gb (4x4) running at 1600Mhz (CAS 9). Would it be better to sell this kit and get 1866Mhz? Or will 1600Mhz in Quad-Channel be enough? Really regretting picking up XMS3, I've heard it has trouble overclocking.
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Question.
What would be better. I already have 16Gb (4x4) running at 1600Mhz (CAS 9). Would it be better to sell this kit and get 1866Mhz? Or will 1600Mhz in Quad-Channel be enough? Really regretting picking up XMS3, I've heard it has trouble overclocking.

You won't notice any real world difference between 1600-1866. Just when benching will you notice any difference.
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Yeah but I think everyone's point is: Who builds a PC solely for gaming. We do other things as well

This.
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I just notice people justify their reasons for 16GB+ ram but none of the reasons are for gaming like the OP asked.

Those who say their 16gb is just for gaming are usually generalizing.
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