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Because you can get good RAM for under $5/GB these days. Windows does benefit from more RAM, even if you only play games.
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post #62 of 696
to save for future builds and put it in your system meanwhile. I would do that when I get the chance.
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Mainly because they think they know what they're doing and that more is always better. 8GB with tighter timings/speeds is better in all ways.
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post #64 of 696
To me I can justify another 8GB because its only $50 for me in Australia thats only a 5 hour shift at work.

A. its cheap
B. to brag
C. why not?
D. because I can
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeffro422 View Post

Realistically it's possible. We can see up to 6GB of RAM usage in BF3 and before that we all thought 4GB was more than enough. If the right engine comes along it could be possible.
BF3 is a 32-bit application that is not large address aware.... it uses only 2GB.

There have reports of a memory leak but I have not seen anyone do any analysis on this claim. Do NOT just look at Task Manager for memory usage... look at Resource Monitor.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mootsfox View Post

Because you can get good RAM for under $5/GB these days. Windows does benefit from more RAM, even if you only play games.
Being low-cost is not a good reason to buy something. If something costs money but provides marginal gain, then it is actually not cheap.

How does the OS user benefit other than some diminishing returns on SuperFetch?
Edited by DuckieHo - 12/27/11 at 5:52am
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I bought it because it was cheap, yes. I dabble in Photoshop and use 64 bit applications. I don't give a flying rat's "butt" regarding a 100MHz worse OC, I can still hit 4.4GHz with 16 gigs and that's all.
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post #67 of 696
And why do you care what others put in their pc's?
ujellymuch?

P.S.
Play SWTOR and you'll want to get 32GB
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SimpleTech View Post

DDR3 is cheap as hell these days, why not?
This goes for me.
 
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Get it while it's cheap, so this computer can still run software without slowing down in 5 - 8 years, after I've made it into an htpc or given to a family member.

I may have win10 running on this thing.

Almost all old computers I come across would run fine(youtube, email) if they had more ram.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bigvaL View Post

Mainly because they think they know what they're doing and that more is always better. 8GB with tighter timings/speeds is better in all ways.

Wow.
bigval posted.
Maybe I've seen it once or twice before in all of my years on this site, but I can't recall. This is like.... myth becoming reality for me.

Erm... anyway - ram is dirt cheap. It isnt about "thinking more is better" but more about "why the hell not?"
I would go 16GB without a question had it been so cheap as it is now just because I could, aside from the fact I use a lot of Photoshop and Maya and Unity and XNA all the time tongue.gif
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