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Originally Posted by RyanMicah View Post

Of course. Do I care? It's easier to justify it today than it was. Plus, it's a bit future proof for gaming. Obviously we're not really pushing our Core iX's yet to their full max. That's the beauty of a system with EXTRA resources. What does it matter if it's gaming related or not? The point is that the system has enough to not slow down. Hey, remember a few years ago when you had to close every extra program on your system before playing games? Now, I don't have to.

Maybe you're just a troll and like to bash others online. Maybe you should stop.

I have 16 GB and even with Google Chrome (with 10-15 tabs open), War Thunder, The Sims 3, Minecraft and Skyrim in the background I barely use more than 5 GB. While I am pretty good at multitasking, that's a bit too far. The most I have legitimately used in one go is 6.2 GB. The real reason why most people have 16 GB in their rigs is either because they can or it's a gaming rig as well as a workstation/folding rig.
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I have 16 GB and even with Google Chrome (with 10-15 tabs open), War Thunder, The Sims 3, Minecraft and Skyrim in the background I barely use more than 5 GB. While I am pretty good at multitasking, that's a bit too far. The most I have legitimately used in one go is 6.2 GB. The real reason why most people have 16 GB in their rigs is either because they can or it's a gaming rig as well as a workstation/folding rig.

I'm always surprised as to how much memory google chrome uses. Even then, it's a poor example for a memory hog past 8 tabs. That 9th will claim fractionally less memory because it's hosted on the first sandbox, then the 2nd, et al.

Now, this desktop has 8gb of RAM built in. After 8 tabs in chrome, 8 tabs in firefox, borderlands 2, farcry 3, world of goo, and background programs I'm sitting at about 3.94 usage.

Now, I wish I had the 8gb I have here in my work laptop. It's got 4gb, while I never really "use" it, I regularly get into the 900-700mb range of avaiable to use.

Everytime I drop past 1.2gb free, my system starts to act slower, which gets worse the more it needs to swap. Having too little ram is much worse and expensive than having too much, so why not tongue.gif.

I'd have 16gb going if the MB had more than 2 ram slots.

The weirdest part is how the browser performs on different systems. On my work system, 3-4 tabs of chrome is too much. I won't even mention mandatory I.E use. Oh how I wish I had 8gb of ram frown.gif.

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Of course. Do I care? It's easier to justify it today than it was. Plus, it's a bit future proof for gaming. Obviously we're not really pushing our Core iX's yet to their full max. That's the beauty of a system with EXTRA resources. What does it matter if it's gaming related or not? The point is that the system has enough to not slow down. Hey, remember a few years ago when you had to close every extra program on your system before playing games? Now, I don't have to.

Maybe you're just a troll and like to bash others online. Maybe you should stop.

I still close every program possible before playing a game. Habit or Placebo?

I'll never know because I got too much RAMZ!
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I have 16 GB and even with Google Chrome (with 10-15 tabs open), War Thunder, The Sims 3, Minecraft and Skyrim in the background I barely use more than 5 GB. While I am pretty good at multitasking, that's a bit too far. The most I have legitimately used in one go is 6.2 GB. The real reason why most people have 16 GB in their rigs is either because they can or it's a gaming rig as well as a workstation/folding rig.

I currently have only a single 8GB module in my main Core i5 system that I got from a guy online for cheap. My motherboard came with some free G.Skill, it was 2 sticks of 4GBs each. When I find a good deal on another 8GB stick I'll buy it and have 16GB's total and I'll stop there. I'm not in a hurry but dual channel would be nice.

My 2-4GB sticks are going into another new build of mine that I pieced together with parts I scoured the net for. I just love building PCs. It's a Phenom X3 x720 system I'm going to OC a bit.
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I still close every program possible before playing a game. Habit or Placebo?

I'll never know because I got too much RAMZ!

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Because it is the one area that can be maxed out for fairly cheap?
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Seeing as this has been brought back up...
I lol'd as the OP now has 16GB of RAM hahahah tongue.gif
 
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why so serious? No humor from the "grown ups"
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I got a 16GB kit so I can use quad channel for x79. If it was tri channel I'd have 12GB or 8GB for dual channel.
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