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For me, I have limited space on my boot drive, being a 120GB SSD. I can save quite a bit of space by turning off my Paging File, however, this requires having enough RAM so that your OS won't bog down. For me, I was able to get 16GB for about $100, so it just made sense. Actually, now that I think about it, I was planning on using it for 2 different builds, however, I picked up 2 different kits on Newegg for under $50. I was able to get 12GB DDR3 and a Cooler Master Hyper 212+ all for under $80. I dare you to try to beat that.
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For me, I have limited space on my boot drive, being a 120GB SSD. I can save quite a bit of space by turning off my Paging File, however, this requires having enough RAM so that your OS won't bog down. For me, I was able to get 16GB for about $100, so it just made sense. Actually, now that I think about it, I was planning on using it for 2 different builds, however, I picked up 2 different kits on Newegg for under $50. I was able to get 12GB DDR3 and a Cooler Master Hyper 212+ all for under $80. I dare you to try to beat that.

There are a good number of discussions about page filing on this site.Page filing is a normal function of the OS and is not strictly related to a shortage of available RAM.In other words,page filing taking place is not an indication of something being out of wack.
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So true completley pointless, could be put towards a better cpu cooler 60gb ssd. etc etc etc
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Your both new here tongue.gif

16gb for $89 or 8gb for $89 for same specced kits...

yea it was a hard decision.
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My prices...scale differently.......

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My prices...scale differently.......
Mushkin Enhanced Redline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model 996996
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226199
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Mushkin Enhanced Redline 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model 993996
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226274
$154.99

Ah. I had to goto microcenter to get my rig. It was buy it and wait 3 days and chance missing the parts during the move, or take a 4 hour round trip and save a bunch of money on parts that I wasn't lusting over. Saved around $400 after everything was said and done for a $60 tank of gas!!

edit: but i got a ATX case for an mATX board because microcenters mATX selection sucked. I need a new case.
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i know someone who has 4 sticks of 8gb ram just to load a whole game with mods using RAM disk when he games. he says that way it can solve any texture issues the game might have and have insane load times.

i have only 8gb ram and hardly using half of it all the time lol. i could use 4gb to load up some game files but using SSD is good enough for me.
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i know someone who has 4 sticks of 8gb ram just to load a whole game with mods using RAM disk when he games. he says that way it can solve any texture issues the game might have and have insane load times.
i have only 8gb ram and hardly using half of it all the time lol. i could use 4gb to load up some game files but using SSD is good enough for me.

Yeah I think your friend should have just gotten an SSD. Better $/GB compared to ram disk and performance is still very fast for games.
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i know someone who has 4 sticks of 8gb ram just to load a whole game with mods using RAM disk when he games. he says that way it can solve any texture issues the game might have and have insane load times.
i have only 8gb ram and hardly using half of it all the time lol. i could use 4gb to load up some game files but using SSD is good enough for me.

This is why I'm happy with 16gb, eventually I want to set-up dolphin (wii emulator) and using a RAMdisk is supposed to benefit emulators very well.

When i get the time to play old games again, anyways wink.gif.
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