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Nah. I think we should hit 100pages and set a memory capacity thread record just for the helluvit. boxing3.gif
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post #662 of 696
uhh cuz we're awesome?
didn't think we needed a thread to tell us that...
post #663 of 696
For those that say they bought 16gb of RAM to "fill all slots".......I did the same thing....with 2gb sticks.
4 x 2gb = 8gb

It cost 40$ (free shipping) for 1866 speed RAM that runs at 9-9-9-24.
    
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post #664 of 696
I can understand this question back in 2011 but in 2013 16GB is standard fare. Especially when the price of 2x 8GB sticks went for $64. It's like people asking why go for quad core when two should be enough...


I run multiple tasks in the background and would like to get a nice game of CS or whatever without having to close out my stuff.
post #665 of 696
Because 16gigs isn't enough now days.
 
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post #666 of 696
Quote:
Originally Posted by rgrwng View Post

i have 24GB of RAM in my computer, to rule out the possibility of NOT having enough. also, cuts down on troubleshooting time by maybe 15 minutes?

Until it comes time to test your memory... especially if you test individual sticks. rolleyes.gif
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If your only gaming / internet / email, call me crazy but i think 6 GB is good enough
 
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post #668 of 696
Not sure if anyone else has said this. I have no desire to read through 600+ short posts.

I picked up 16 gb of matching ram for this build for two reasons. Number one being I don't want any bottlenecking from ram when it's so cheap. I may primary game today, but with the way my hobbies fluctuate, I might be video editing tomorrow. Number two, REDUNDANCY. If I have one of my ram sticks crap out on me, I'll already have more than enough to carry me without having to order more ram on the fly. I also have a spare motherboard that my ram is compatible with. I'm likely going to be building a second rig very soon for the wife, and I'll be able to just steal 2 sticks from my build and go.

For anyone who really plays around with computer hardware, having a couple of extra sticks of ram is NEVER a bad idea. Some people have it tucked away in a drawer somewhere, others use it. I'd never tell any gamer that they NEED 16gb of ram, but I'd never knock anyone who had it.
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i got 64 for ramdisk & specialized caching usages. Really though 16 GB is better for extreme overclocking. 64 is a little more difficult to get super OC speeds. Also i think it has improved my love life... hahah j/k biggrin.gif
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If you can run quad channel, you may as well run quad channel. rolleyes.gif
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