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Any gain in going from 8 to16 GB?

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Fixing to order an SSD and am going to snag 8 more GB of RAM for my sig rig.

Only question is.. Will there really be any noticeable difference anywhere?

Biggest thing I do on this rig is BF3.
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For gaming? Not really. In fact I don't think you would see any kind of differences.
 
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As far as playing any single game, no. 32 bit applications cant use more than 2-3GB, which the vast majority of games fall under.

If you don't need the memory, adding more won't benefit you at all. Seems like a silly statement but its true. Its a sort of "if you needed it you know you need it" sort of thing.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Clairvoyant129 View Post

For gaming? Not really. In fact I don't think you would see any kind of differences.
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Originally Posted by mad0314 View Post

As far as playing any single game, no. 32 bit applications cant use more than 2-3GB, which the vast majority of games fall under.

If you don't need the memory, adding more won't benefit you at all. Seems like a silly statement but its true. Its a sort of "if you needed it you know you need it" sort of thing.

While I'm not arguing, that was a buzz kill smile.gif I was really hoping for an excuse to increase e-peen.
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Weight redux...



On your wallet.
    
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only profitable if you use it. if you don't know if you are using it, or you don't know how to use it, then don't bother.
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post #7 of 8
I'd try getting memory with lower timings or higher frequency rather than just more gb.

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post #8 of 8
It will put a smile on your face and you wont think about this question any longer.

Yay psychological gain!
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