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I currently have 8gb G.Skill 1866mhz ram, Ram prices have skyrocketed recently and I was wondering if I should pull the trigger on more ram. I know that currently 6gb is enough for every app I have.

Here is what i have currently
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD8285&vpn=F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL&manufacture=OTHERS

Here is what I want to buy
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=65869&promoid=1293


What gains do you get from a 16gb of ram with fancy cache?

Do you think with the addition of 64bit games on consoles that games in the near future 16gb will have more performance than 8gb?

Are these two sticks compatible, especially if I OC the new ram to 1866?

Ram prices have nearly doubled in a month does anyone have any speculation what they will be in 6 months?

Thanks for your help.
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Could you give us a model of what you are going to buy? It is best to buy ram of the same kind, but you could get away with it if they are similar. I can't look at what you want to buy because that promo auto directs to the ncix us store here in the states.
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What gains do you get from a 16gb of ram with fancy cache?

Do you think with the addition of 64bit games on consoles that games in the near future 16gb will have more performance than 8gb?

Are these two sticks compatible, especially if I OC the new ram to 1866?
1) No. Unless you use a RAMDisk and put stuff in there, which i wouldn't.
2) No. It's stupid to think that way, unless windows next OS eats 3GB on startup (My Win7 Ulti eats 1+GB)
3) Yes and No. two sticks might not work the same and one might not handle the clocks. That's why kits are sold because they are tightly matched for optimal performance and OC'ing probably
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Could you give us a model of what you are going to buy? It is best to buy ram of the same kind, but you could get away with it if they are similar. I can't look at what you want to buy because that promo auto directs to the ncix us store here in the states.

Thought I did, here it is: http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=65869&promoid=1293
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1) No. Unless you use a RAMDisk and put stuff in there, which i wouldn't.
2) No. It's stupid to think that way, unless windows next OS eats 3GB on startup (My Win7 Ulti eats 1+GB)
3) Yes and No. two sticks might not work the same and one might not handle the clocks. That's why kits are sold because they are tightly matched for optimal performance and OC'ing probably

Would I see a decrease in performance in my current kit if I was to achieve the same clocks on the new ram with different timings?
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Would I see a decrease in performance in my current kit if I was to achieve the same clocks on the new ram with different timings?
Yes. Probably. If your motherboard allows individual channel timings then you can be faster on one and slower on the other
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I think you misunderstood my post. Yes you posted a url to your product. You posted a url to a product on a site other than the us one. I live in the United States. Ncix will direct any US traffic the the us site homepage regardless of url.

Anyway to expand on what davelt says:

You won't see gains in performance with more ram unless if you are doing multiple things that need a lot of ram.

You won't need more than 8 gigs of ram for gaming for the forseeable future.

If you want to host servers and play games or something on the same computer you will need extra ram. I personally use about 14 gigs hosting my really heavily modded minecraft server and playing another game at the same time (we get up to about 20 people on the server). I do this and play games like crysis 3 on the same computer. I don't see any real difference in performance, but the ram is needed.

Another application would be if you needed multiple virtual machines or using a ramdisk (such as DaveLt suggested)

For day to day use an/or gaming you won't see an improvement and the extra ddr3 ram may not be reusable next time you upgrade your cpu and motherboard.



TL:DR : Don't buy more ram unless you need it.
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