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Just curious no need to get mad at me. Point has already been taken. This is what I get for trying to be active in a forum for a change.

Not mad, bro. Seriously wondered why it wasn't obvious is all. Post away thumb.gif
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Not mad, bro. Seriously wondered why it wasn't obvious is all. Post away thumb.gif

I was just looking for you guy's reasoning for doing it. That's it.
     
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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.
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Surely even pure gamers might want to multitask. Some games can push RAM pretty hard, as do some basic programs which might or might not be used alongside. For example, I frequently run one fairly intensive game, Skype, and at least one Internet window--often with many tabs of information open--and I'm already pushing the point where 8 GB is advisable. I built my rig with 6 GB, but the reason I upgraded to 12 is because I would run out of memory. Mind you, I usually ran out of memory from multitasking with work software, not gaming, but still.

It'd really be a shame to even run into a performance snag from running out of memory too, considering it's cheap and the penalties for not having enough are massive performance drops.
Edited by Hyrox - 12/26/11 at 7:43pm
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it's cheap and just because I can. This is Overclock.net you should not be surprise at what people buy with their money. smile.gif
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In this thread, you'll see that BF3 alone is 3.34, while Windows is using 2.92. It wouldn't be hard for games in the next few years (at least those properly made for PC) to push the envelope a bit further.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1185798/8gb-of-ram-is-unnecessary-poll-here/0_20
    
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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.

I guess I'm old-fashioned. I do things one at a time.
     
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In this thread, you'll see that BF3 alone is 3.34, while Windows is using 2.92. It wouldn't be hard for games in the next few years (at least those properly made for PC) to push the envelope a bit further.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1185798/8gb-of-ram-is-unnecessary-poll-here/0_20

Yeah, here's to some good PC games and not more cruddy console ports. smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif
     
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... because thats the max my OS (Win7 x64 Home Premium) supports. smile.gif
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Honestly, because it's dirt cheap. My 8 gigs of RAM cost more than most 1600 MHz 16 gig sets at the moment. The price just went down the crap hole in terms of how much people are paying for RAM. I'd be buying 16 gigs too if I was gonna buy RAM again cause honestly, a 16 gig set is only running another 20-30 dollars more than a standard 8 gig set.
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