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This.
16GB of RAM is actually becoming the standard because games like BF3 can use more than 4GB sometimes. That combined with Windows and background applications can eventually add up to 8GB, making it too little.

No it can't. BF3 is a 32 bit application. 32 bit applications are limited to 2-3GB of RAM usage (don't know the exact number but it is under 3), regardless if its run on a 32 or 64 bit OS.

They can hold a maximum of around 3.7 GB of memory. 32-bit applications are suppose to hold up towards 4 GB of memory address at any given time but are OS limited? This also concerned video memory as well if I recall correctly.

Though it would be good for someone who actually knows to clarify.

2Gb max for 32-bit apps, pretty sure its that.
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No, I meant that quad channel kit of 4x4gb is pretty affordable and that's what makes it standard for SB-E.
It's not a "standard" in terms of a technical specification....
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It's not the full 4GB, but it's near 3GB, and I pass it alot.. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Thanks... if this is the 32-bit executable, then it might be Large Address Aware allowing it to use up to 3GB.
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2Gb max for 32-bit apps, pretty sure its that.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa366778(v=vs.85).aspx#physical_memory_limits_windows_server_2008_r2

A 32-bit application is defaulted to not be Large Address Aware while a 64-bit application is default to be Large Address Aware.

2GB for a 32-bit app that is not Large Address Aware. <--- Standard for a 32-bit program
3GB for a 32-bit app in a 32-bit OS that is Large Address Aware.
4GB for a 32-bit app in a 64-bit OS that is Large Address Aware.
2GB for a 64-bit app in a 64-bit OS that is not Large Address Aware.
8TB for a 64-bit app in a 64-bit OS that is Large Address Aware. <--- Standard for a 64-bit program
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like a condom. rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

that line of logic worked out so well for that poor girl in alien vs predator.

i look at it like this i buy 16g now, i keep my i5 rig until skymont(~2016) by then 16g will probably be the standard. my dell has only 1gb, that was called "more than enough in 2004"(wanted 4 but i was told "youll never use that much") now i can barely watch a youtube music video and surf at the same time.
 
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like a condom. rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

Brilliance.. Epic post.
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that line of logic worked out so well for that poor girl in alien vs predator.
i look at it like this i buy 16g now, i keep my i5 rig until skymont(~2016) by then 16g will probably be the standard. my dell has only 1gb, that was called "more than enough in 2004"(wanted 4 but i was told "youll never use that much") now i can barely watch a youtube music video and surf at the same time.

that didn't help her too much in Matrix either, did it?

And yeah... sounds good... and you don't run the risk of your RAM no longer being made as much or as cheaply, so you pay less.
    
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Looking back on this thread, and how subjective a thing like "enough ram" is, and just how long this thread was...I feel like it was a waste. I could understand a thread like "Why do people who run 2x sli/xfire or less put in 1kw+ PSUs?" (not that it HURTS anything to use a bigger PSU). At least then you're talking about something that's more concrete. Ram usage is so variable from program to program and person to person...it just seems like a dumb conversation to me.
 
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Looking back on this thread, and how subjective a thing like "enough ram" is, and just how long this thread was...I feel like it was a waste. I could understand a thread like "Why do people who run 2x sli/xfire or less put in 1kw+ PSUs?" (not that it HURTS anything to use a bigger PSU). At least then you're talking about something that's more concrete. Ram usage is so variable from program to program and person to person...it just seems like a dumb conversation to me.

As subjective as it is, its one of the most common questions when dealing with people and PC's. When ever trouble shooting PC problems people always wanna add more RAM....
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How is there really enough actual discussion on this topic to span nearly 60 pages?

You either have a high memory demand or you do not.
It's up to you to analyze your own usage and make appropriate purchases to your own personal satisfaction.

The fact that people make unnecessary product selections, especially on this forum (where nobody should be surprised whatsoever), is irrelevant.
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it just seems like a dumb conversation to me.

Also subjective. tongue.gif
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How is there really enough actual discussion on this topic to span nearly 60 pages?
You either have a high memory demand or you do not.
It's up to you to analyze your own usage and make appropriate purchases to your own personal satisfaction.
The fact that people make unnecessary product selections, especially on this forum (where nobody should be surprised whatsoever), is irrelevant.
Also subjective. tongue.gif

Wouldn't be much of a forum if it was a question... a single reply... then thread lock now would it?

I mean there are worse discussions that have spanned more pages...
    
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