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I have 4GB and BF3 starts to lag if I don't close steam and others.
     
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8GB is totally worth it IMO, yes your a gamer so only 4GB is needed, but you probably make gaming videos right? The RAM is nice for that. Also when running games I'm often using 5 or 6GB from having Skype and a few Waterfox tabs open in the background because i like to do things whilst Alt + Tab'd out smile.gif.
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Originally Posted by jackofhearts495 View Post

Let's keep in mind that the OP said RAM (due to geographical restrictions) is fairly expensive, 2-3x the prices you guys are used to.

RAM is 2 to 3x the price here as well. I still think it's worth it. My opinion stands: if he can afford it, go for it.
    
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Originally Posted by NotUrAverageJoe View Post

First off, I'd like to apologize for calling the lady a man wink.gif Back to the conversation..
This is a forum, and the point of a forum is to discuss things. If you really felt I was wrong with my findings then you could explain to me how and possibly provide me with a link. That's called opening a dialog, and that's the exact opposite of your approach. You came out of nowhere, made a comment about "useless facts of nothing" and disappeared into the shadows. You may not agree with opinion but at least I provided an explanation and a basis for my perspective. You, on the other hand, basically came in just to say someone else's opinion was stupid. How much do you think your original post really contributed to the conversation?
You didn't just state an opinion though. You made it sound like an absolute; a fact. Did I really need to provide proof to the contrary that a claim of over X amount of RAM is useless? That was my point; that it should be obvious that it's not. Whether the "average mass" needs it isn't something I was arguing, which I think you mistook my intent as (and I'll get at that below). Nothing but was meant in a rude or personal fashion. I apologize if it came off that way. All I did was make a tongue in cheek reply using a similar word layout as you did to try and get you to realize that making it as an absolute will get that one person (in this case, me) to come along and point it out. Nothing more and nothing less. If you had stated that "4GB is fine and most people don't need over that", I wouldn't have said anything, but you made an absolute saying more as totally unnecessary.

For the record, I mostly agree with what you're saying. 4GB flies for most people, but the merits for more, like 8GB, are coming, and with prices as they are, I wouldn't recommend against it (this isn't so in the OP's case though, so yeah, if he doesn't need it then stick with what he has). People are even jumping on with more due to prices. Many of us remember the days from ten or fifteen or more years ago where you had to spend many hundreds of dollars to have a lot of RAM. Personally, I had 8GB on my old Core 2 and DDR2 setup since like 2009 or something, back when it was a more absurd amount, and I ended up being glad I had it on many occasions. I didn't need it for my day to day routine, no, but still. For that reason, I jumped on 16GB when I recently switched platforms. I may need it less than I "needed" 8GB back then, but it's not hurting anything.
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