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^^^ He is wrong, games dont use more than 7GB, but thsi will soon grow when newer games come out
     
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I thought 16 gigs was like the standard now?

AFAIK the only benefit of running more than 2x4GB is for video/PS editing or multiple VMs, or when using a platform that can use more than two sticks to increase bandwidth like X58 (triple channel) and X79 (quad channel).

Pedroc1999, do you know of any games that use more than 2GB by themselves, or do you have some crystal ball I could borrow? wink.gif
Edited by Vonnis - 3/25/13 at 4:50pm
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Lots of games recommend 4,6,8GB of RAM. Intensive games like Crysis a BF3 will do well with the extra RAM. I read this i another place though. And cant recall fully
     
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Hmm, I don't own either C3 or BF3 so maybe times are indeed slowly changing. Though those recommendations are for total system RAM, so game + windows + whatever other stuff you may be running.
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post #15 of 22
Just run 2 stick's for 8gb. If you find yourself choking on the lack of ram add another matched pair.

The only reason most people were going with 16gbs of ram was the price mostly, but as with all good things th price of ram is going up. They're cutting production or something as they claim they were selling it at a loss.
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Originally Posted by DaFirnz View Post

Just run 2 stick's for 8gb. If you find yourself choking on the lack of ram add another matched pair.

The only reason most people were going with 16gbs of ram was the price mostly, but as with all good things th price of ram is going up. They're cutting production or something as they claim they were selling it at a loss.

With that being said, I think I might bite the bullet and buy the extra stick
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How can I tell which sticks are in dual channel?
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Quote:
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How can I tell which sticks are in dual channel?

Download CPUZ, and look at the memory tab and it will tell you.
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Download CPUZ, and look at the memory tab and it will tell you.

Well it says dual, and I have the third stick installed as well, sooo win for me I guess tongue.gif
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post #20 of 22
Dude there isn't a huge performance gap between running in single and dual channel mode. If you have 3 dimms and you are going to use the extra ram then use it. Unless you are memory benching or it is slow ram you won't notice the difference.
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