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post #11 of 18
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What sort of programs and work requires makes use of more than 8GB of RAM besides synthetics or stress tests?
post #12 of 18
Two words;

Virtual Machines

I have 8 gigs and if i am working with more than three vm's my ram is full and it starts lagging quite badly
post #13 of 18
well apart from VMs and ramdisks but something like Large MatLab modeling, DSP algorithim simulation and so forth or SimUlink
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post #14 of 18
That's proof you don't need 16GB of RAM not everyone else.
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RAMdisk biggrin.gif
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post #16 of 18
For me personally I use most of my RAM and could use up to 24GB of it. I use 7 Zip all the time to archive pictures, films, tv series, documents etc and the more RAM available, the larger the dictionary size you can use which reduces the time it takes to compress the files significantly.
     
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post #17 of 18
In my case it was After Effects.
Some people like to have a VM running all the time. It is doable.
Of course a ton of people open chome maybe even a game and that is it.
But there are lots of RAM hungry programs. Just look at Adobe stuff (except the reader)

http://www.overclock.net/t/1190614/why-do-gamers-put-16-gb-of-ram-in-their-systems
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10xHD rendering 375 with these settings 16gb isn't enough needs 32gb biggrin.gif
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