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RAM disk, E-peen.. DDR3 is cheap as hell these days, why not?

Hi tongue.gif

As SimpleTech said, DDR3 is cheap, you can practically get 16GBs for the same price as 8GBs, so you might as well. Also, when people say they're gamers, it doesn't mean they only exclusively game you know. They also probably like to have many tabs open and lots of programs going at once, Steam, Vent, Skype, etc etc....
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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.

Well even for JUST "Gaming" if You add Alot of Mods for instance or even running fraps having the extra ram is a plus and makes everything a lot smoother and it's not something that watching the FPS counter in fraps or afterburner for example tells you or shows You (well sometimes) it's something that You feel and notice. I would rather have More ram and "Maybe" have to sacrifice a few Mhz and have a Very Smooth gaming experience then not have enough ram that lessons My gaming experience. smile.gif
post #53 of 696
overkill is awsome and very affordable thats why
Edited by swarm87 - 12/26/11 at 8:15pm
 
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Hi tongue.gif
As SimpleTech said, DDR3 is cheap, you can practically get 16GBs for the same price as 8GBs, so you might as well. Also, when people say they're gamers, it doesn't mean they only exclusively game you know. They also probably like to have many tabs open and lots of programs going at once, Steam, Vent, Skype, etc etc....

Yes. Point taken. Someone please close this thread as it was a mistake on my part to even ask this question.
     
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Yes. Point taken. Someone please close this thread as it was a mistake on my part to even ask this question.

You can PM a Peripherals Moderator and have it closed per request smile.gif
post #56 of 696
Ram is dirt cheap right now, 16gb for $40-$80 and future proofs your system at least til ddr4.
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I forgot the main reason I did it. It was so I could belong in the 16GB OCN club. thumb.gif
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It is not an entire waste; more like an investment for the future - then again by the time all 12Gigs of my ram will be in use we will probably have seen DDR5!
I guess it is just comforting to know that there is some spare ram; because when we subtract; we only get ever so close to the dreaded max-out which everyone so deeply fear in the back of their minds; the meltdown of your PC - shutting down either cause by overheating; overclocking; or ram error! redface.gif

Chalk it down to a latent irrational fear?

Edit: Ouch; DD4 is expected in 2012
Edited by Overburdened - 12/26/11 at 10:22pm
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I knew going in that I would never use more than 8GB but I bought 16 because it was only $20 more than the 8GB kit I had my eye on. If anything I could buy a 16GB kit and sell half of it and save myself money.
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Personally I'd get 8 more GB just for a big RAM drive that will store big game files and load my game(s) much faster then a SSD.
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