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I've personally found Windows 7 to cache a lot in RAM automatically with SuperFetch with things that it determines are "commonly used", and it appears to preload as much as it pleases. After a fresh reboot and not starting anything for a while, I've seen 12 of the 24 gigs in one of our workstations get used without starting any extraneous applications/services. I don't think it's of that much use, but there's that.

But anyway, I've set up a 10 gig ramdisk on that machine and it's nice to have. Seeing as how it has no SSD, anyway.
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It seems like people like to beef up their system spec sheet more than anything. I game quite a bit, but I also run programs like 3DS Max and Vray for school so I actually utilize my 16GB smile.gif
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Originally Posted by JCArch View Post

It seems like people like to beef up their system spec sheet more than anything. I game quite a bit, but I also run programs like 3DS Max and Vray for school so I actually utilize my 16GB smile.gif

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I'd get 16GB of RAM Just to fill up the empty DIMM slots, and make my system look a little beefier. Then you can also brag to mates how you've got a massive 16GB or RAM.

And of coarse, the more the merrier!
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Well, I am putting in a DH-N14, and it covers the ram slots. I'd rather not have to remove the fan later to upgrade the ram, so I'm just maxing it now. Beyond that, I run multi-monitor, and I have stuff going on on another screen while I game.
 
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It a truck made my Dodge in America LOLOL!
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idk what you guys are smoking, it would cost me $200+ for a 16GB set....cheap my ass. lol thumb.gif
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PimpSkyline View Post

idk what you guys are smoking, it would cost me $200+ for a 16GB set....cheap my ass. lol thumb.gif

Only if you insist on buying 1x8 Cas7 and/or 2133Mhz or better, which isn't going to help in most cases and you won't see a noticeable difference.

But just about any normal Cas9 1600/1866Mhz 2x4 set will cost about $40-60, so 2 sets = $80-120.

My 16gb cost me $60 wink.gif G.Skill 4x4 1600Mhz.
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