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Reading this thread makes me want to add 6 more gigs...
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When I built my first computer in 2005 BF2 just released. It was the only game at the time (I think FEAR too) that noticed improvements in 2GB over 1GB. 7 years later, you could say the same about 4GB and 8GB. It's 2012, and BF3 is the first game (right?) to take advantage of 8GB over 4GB.

So ... 2GB to 8GB in 7 years ... linerally, in 7 more years the normal will be 16GB. Exponentially, in 7 more years the norm will be 32GB.

Considering 16GB cost me $70 I just went for it. I'm sure we'd have DDR5 or at least DDR4 by then, but I usually turn my old builds into file servers/folding rigs/network storage so it won't go to waste I'm sure.

That being said, none of that matters if my RAM dies within 7 years tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by The Pook View Post

When I built my first computer in 2005 BF2 just released. It was the only game at the time (I think FEAR too) that noticed improvements in 2GB over 1GB. 7 years later, you could say the same about 4GB and 8GB. It's 2012, and BF3 is the first game (right?) to take advantage of 8GB over 4GB.
So ... 2GB to 8GB in 7 years ... linerally, in 7 more years the normal will be 16GB. Exponentially, in 7 more years the norm will be 32GB.
Considering 16GB cost me $70 I just went for it. I'm sure we'd have DDR5 or at least DDR4 by then, but I usually tern my old builds into file servers/folding rigs/network storage so it won't go to waste I'm sure.
That being said, none of that matters if my RAM dies within 7 years tongue.gif

you make a good point, but you also gotta consider that once we see a trend in how we start improving technologically, it speeds up. so your 7 years could turn to 5 and then 3 and then possibly 1.
I just thought you made a good point and wanted to comment on it smile.gif

Also, to the OP (if he's even still reading this biggrin.gif) the reason i bought 16Gigs:

Cuz i can!!!!!


no but really, my main goal whenever i buy a PC product is to make it last as long as possible via "Future Proofing".
you make a good point in saying that with todays games, i will need nowhere NEAR 16GB og RAM but eventually i will smile.gif

i know this point has been made but i wanted to mention it again cheers.gif
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Possibly for people that use their computer for more then just gaming only. They like to run multiple programs and not have to shut down programs just to run a game.
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With the price of ram right now I don't think saying you have 16gb is really anything to brag about. It would be like saying you have 4 dvd drives - they are so cheap that it isnt a bragging right. That said, I got 16gb for running both Minecraft and Terraria servers in the background while I also game and stream plus torrents and a bunch of other stuff too.
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With the price of ram right now I don't think saying you have 16gb is really anything to brag about. It would be like saying you have 4 dvd drives - they are so cheap that it isnt a bragging right. That said, I got 16gb for running both Minecraft and Terraria servers in the background while I also game and stream plus torrents and a bunch of other stuff too.

didn't think about running servers...good point
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you also gotta consider that once we see a trend in how we start improving technologically, it speeds up.

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linerally, in 7 more years the normal will be 16GB. Exponentially, in 7 more years the norm will be 32GB.

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Because I typically have 2-3 VM's up Im doing work in at any given time biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by morgofborg View Post

With the price of ram right now I don't think saying you have 16gb is really anything to brag about. It would be like saying you have 4 dvd drives - they are so cheap that it isnt a bragging right. That said, I got 16gb for running both Minecraft and Terraria servers in the background while I also game and stream plus torrents and a bunch of other stuff too.

What makes it worth bragging about is all the people who insist that 16GB is such a waste. Due to the large numbers of these people, 16GB+ is a perk, and for the 'elite' because there are, despite the price, so few. biggrin.gif
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my first rig in 1997 as 2 64mb sticks,my current rig(got it in 2004) has 2 512mb sticks the rig im going ot get next monthe will have 4 4gb sticks; if i only upgrade mobo/cpu every 5-7 years(will upgrade gpu though) i should just start to have memory issues when im ready for skymount
 
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