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I stumbled into an old article and just wanted to share with everyone in case some didnt know that having 8gb actually helps in games.

Its mostly 2 FPS increase between 8gb and 4gb system ram but look at halflife2, its a 35 fps increase!

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ram-memory-upgrade,2778-8.html
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Agreed. 8 gigs made all the difference for me coming from 2.
It was like night and day.thumb.gif
post #3 of 9
From the looks of it it only helps in HL2 with the cinematic mod. @ 100 FPS two fps is withing the margin of error.
    
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well at least its good to know that having 8gb ram for a gaming rig isnt overkill.

Ive always thought 4gb VS 8gb would have no difference so all the rigs Ive built for friends only had 4gb.
I'm gonna suggest they get 8gb now if its within their budget.

Maybe I should do some tests with my two identical Llano A4s over the weekend and see which one gets the higher fps.
will put 4gb in one and 8gb on the other
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i cant even get by on 4 gigs anymore
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post #6 of 9
I'm a believer! I remember back in the day when I upgraded to Vista and it was sluggish/ slow. I wanted to upgrade to 4 gigs and a lot of people said I would not need it. I did it anyways and discovered people were incorrect. Now when I play some games I am actually using 4-5 gigs. I believe you need extra ram to keep things snappy and fast. biggrin.gif
     
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post #7 of 9
In BF3, you will get more FPS going from 4gb to 6gb. Another newer game that will use up RAM when the need arises.
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I jumped from 1 to 16... lol! Might as well fill up all your slots. Ram is dirt cheap anyway.
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post #9 of 9
I got my 16GB set for like $60...no reason to skimp on ram with these prices.
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