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Originally Posted by Alex132 View Post

And put what on it? Sure you get 9000mb/s transfer and 0.0005ms response time, but its far too small to use.

on an 8-10GB RAM Disk? virtually any program you want. besides those dang MMOs.
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Originally Posted by andrews2547 View Post

What about the other things that uses a lot of RAM. If you buy/build a PC solely for gaming then you are a moron. You might as well get a console and save yourself a ton of money.

This makes no sense, and you're trying too hard to be abrasive. Many people use their PC for other things besides gaming, however, gaming is still the most intensive thing they do with their PC. Surfing OCN and watching Netflix/youtube vids don't require 16GB of RAM.


Show me a console that can run 1080p or 25 x 16 at 60-120 FPS and look every bit as good as a PC doing it, and then I'd say you have a point. Otherwise, you're just defending your purchase with harsh words. rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by andrews2547 View Post

This. If you look at the response of most people with 16GB RAM most of them run VMs or use their PC as a server. While 8GB is more than enough for gaming, the question isn't "Why do gamers put more than 8GB RAM in their systems?"
At the moment 4 GB is enough for me but when I game I can't have more than Steam and the game itself running.

On the contrary, most of them are saying "because it's cheap." Or "because I can." Very few are saying anything else. OTOH, you're saying anyone is an idiot for owning a PC if they don't use VMs or use their PC as a server. ...on a site full of PC gamers whose primary motivation for owning a powerful PC is to play video games, and look very nice doing it, on their all-in-one media machine.

What kind of complaint is "but when I game, I can't have more than Steam and the game itself running."? What else are you doing while gaming? And don't say you can't use Skype, etc, because I do so quite easily on my second (4GB RAM) machine. Conference calls, msi afterburner, origin, bl/firefox, BF3 all running. I've even done malware bytes scans in the middle of all that. Still no problems with 4GB.

As for your console "argument" see above. It's not an argument at all.
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No.... there is no "standard" on any CPU or memory controller.
SB-E supports single, dual, tripe, and quad channel memory. Quad channel is not a requirement and is useless for general consumers. Only specialized software can utilize that much memory bandwidth.

No, I meant that quad channel kit of 4x4gb is pretty affordable and that's what makes it standard for SB-E.
    
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Screenshot of crysis.exe from Resource Monitor please?
I know Crysis is one of the few AAA games that had a 64-bit executable as well.

32-bit. I'll get a screenshot soon.
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Last week I only played games on my PC, so in honor of this thread, I downgraded to 6GB of RAM.

And bumped my HTPC up to 24GB.
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Because gamers supposed to have money and they can.




So don't get jealous.............





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It's not the full 4GB, but it's near 3GB, and I pass it alot..
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Originally Posted by roleki View Post

Last week I only played games on my PC, so in honor of this thread, I downgraded to 6GB of RAM.
And bumped my HTPC up to 24GB.

My hat off to you, sir. biggrin.gif
     
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After reading this thread I installed ImDisk and tried ramdisk out. All I have to say is wow. Skyrim was so smooth and responsive, other games load so fast. It almost makes me want to get even faster and more ram. It absolutely smokes an SSD, and this is with 800mhz DDR2. My next system will defiantly have at least 16gb so I can make 10 - 12gb ramdisks for games.
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After reading this thread I installed ImDisk and tried ramdisk out. All I have to say is wow. Skyrim was so smooth and responsive, other games load so fast. It almost makes me want to get even faster and more ram. It absolutely smokes an SSD, and this is with 800mhz DDR2. My next system will defiantly have at least 16gb so I can make 10 - 12gb ramdisks for games.

Welcome to the club, Sir.
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