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post #1 of 16
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Hey,

I wondering what will be a better to buy ram kit 8GB or 16GB.
As for now i see no need for 16GB but i remember when i was running 4GB there was no need for 8GB and then BF3 came out and it was a really good upgrade i did going from 4GB to 8GB.
Maybe ill be running virtual machine time to time and i'm using CyberLink PowerDirector 11 but i don't see my memory even close to 6GB usage so idk .
I want to get 2x4gb/8gb 2133MHz\2400MHz RAM.
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post #2 of 16
8GB is the sweet spot for gaming and regular usage. I'd say get 2x4GB sticks and then you can get another 2x4GB later down the line if you need to.
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post #3 of 16
When I built my girlfriend's Prodigy earlier this week I had the same dilemma because I only had two DIMM slots to work with. I ended up going with 8GB because for any gaming it is more than enough, and also if you are running a VM, you are not gaming at the same time (hopefully), so allotting 4GB per machine should be more than sufficient.

So yeah, I'd say 8GB RAM and put the extra money towards something else thumb.gif
    
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post #4 of 16
RAM is dirt cheap or at least was the last time i checked so i would rather go for 16 GB of 1600 MHz then 8 GB of something like 2133 MHz or even higher
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post #5 of 16
just gaming, 8gb is what i would go for.
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post #6 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by shilka View Post

RAM is dirt cheap or at least was the last time i checked so i would rather go for 16 GB of 1600 MHz then 8 GB of something like 2133 MHz or even higher
That time has past. RAM is now twice as expensive as it was a couple of months ago.

@Malcom28 - If money is no object and if speed will be the same for either kit then by all means go for 16GB.
post #7 of 16
If just for gaming, i would get 8 GB and at a nice speed, say 1866 or even 2133 thumb.gif
 
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post #8 of 16
I'd say go 16GB because we don't know when the next "BF3" is going out.
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post #9 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by MakubeX View Post

That time has past. RAM is now twice as expensive as it was a couple of months ago.

@Malcom28 - If money is no object and if speed will be the same for either kit then by all means go for 16GB.
Yes i head that but funny enough RAM prices are still the same here in Denmark
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post #10 of 16
RAM is already extremely cheap an it's getting progressively cheaper. With new games such a BF4 and Crysis 3 coming out, the extra 8 Gigs of RAM would be a wise, cheap and noticeable investment. Also, if you find that you're not using your RAM's capacity, you could use the rest as a "RAMdisk"... It's essentially using the extra, unused RAM as a small storage folder and blazing speeds that are often 10 times faster than SSDs. Here's a link to a video that'll explain it in more information.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIaz5WktAGg


Hope this post helped! thumb.gif
     
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