Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD - General › Will this be an improvement over my sig rig?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Will this be an improvement over my sig rig? - Page 2

Poll Results: Is the upgrade worth the money.

 
  • 25% (1)
    Yes, at any cost.
  • 50% (2)
    Yes, only if you can do it on the cheap.
  • 25% (1)
    Not worth the money.
4 Total Votes  
post #11 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by NameUnknown View Post

Honestly, I can probably wait for next gen and grab those seeing as I've waited this long. Its been a while since I perused OCN and wasn't sure about timelines for new hardware etc. With my house winding down and basically being done though now, I'll be able to keep up with it again and keep up with upgrading biggrin.gif

As for those VMs, they will mostly just be sitting there doing a lot of nothing other than acting as a test network and maybe a couple Linux VMs to play with learning more about Linux from. For now, I guess its time to get more monitors to fit everything easily on to.

Then yeah, I would drop off of 32GB and go for 16GB if 8 is already giving you problems. Save some money! thumb.gif
Dark Space
(18 items)
 
  
Reply
Dark Space
(18 items)
 
  
Reply
post #12 of 12
Yeah, I missed the comment on VMs. Leaving lots of ordinary casual user programs open for a long time should NOT increase the amount of RAM needed. "Multi-tasking" like having lots of browser windows open, a few media players, etc, that's all easy stuff to run: it's not that hard. People vastly overestimate the hardware requirements.

If you're getting memory warnings when leaving stuff on for a long time, that's because one of your programs has a slow memory leak (stuff that doesn't get correctly cleared out of RAM - every time the leak happens more of your RAM becomes basically unusable until a system restart, eventually your computer acts as if it has less RAM that it actually does). More RAM will just add some number of minutes before you get the same warning.

But for processor - there is no casual user/gaming multi-tasking a quad-core isn't going to be able to handle. And the games you like to play will run worse in some scenarios on the fx-8350 than on an i5. If you want to game while running three VMs, then yeah, the fx-8350 might help with its many cores. But other than that scenario it will be inferior for your purposes.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
G850 ASRock H61M-GS MSI Twin Frozr 650ti Patriot 2x2GB 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerMouse
Barracuda 500GB HR-02 Macho Rosewill Green 430 Mionix Naos 3200 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
G850 ASRock H61M-GS MSI Twin Frozr 650ti Patriot 2x2GB 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerMouse
Barracuda 500GB HR-02 Macho Rosewill Green 430 Mionix Naos 3200 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD - General
Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD - General › Will this be an improvement over my sig rig?