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What about 8 GB? frown.gif
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I had 16GBs for some time to my rigs as it was needed by 3D apps and the such...
I opted to go with Sammy 30nm 4GB sticks with my current rig, hoping it will be my 1st sporting 32GBs later on, but then...sammys run out! mad.gif

Does having most of your 16GB of RAM full when stressing your SSD promotes its life too?...isn't it more about how much is free than how much you have ? tongue.gif

Semantics, I know biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by rui-no-onna View Post

I remember seeing a system with 128GB of RAM once. The RAM actually had their own fans (FB-DIMM). rolleyes.gif

Last June, I watched a friend of mine's husband cannibalize some RAM from an old machine. He had to remove a water block from the RAM to get to it.
Edited by Lady Fitzgerald - 7/19/13 at 1:05pm
   
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The only reason I have a page file is for compatibility reasons.... Running without one at all, I get an error maybe once a month if that, but I figured I'd just keep a 1GB page file for the "just in case"-es.

When I disabled System Restore and tried to reduce the page file to around 50MB, I got a pop up recommending a minimum of 800MB to make sure I could get all error messages. So I set it at 800MB.
   
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Exactly; I figure better safe than sorry (1024 just seems a more logical "computer number" to me than 800, lol).


Regarding 8GB... You only get 31.5% better life because you only have 50% of the memory... Hear that? It's Karma saying "You should have remembered that this is OCN....N......N.....n....n...." wink.gif
   
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8GB and nothing more.
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I have a question for you guys. If I have enough RAM that disabling paging isn't an issue, how much should I leave in case a program is forced to page? When I set my page file size at 500MB in Windows 8 it recommended at least 800MB, so that's what I've been using so far. I don't use very much RAM and am not running low on available virtual memory.
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I have a question for you guys. If I have enough RAM that disabling paging isn't an issue, how much should I leave in case a program is forced to page? When I set my page file size at 500MB in Windows 8 it recommended at least 800MB, so that's what I've been using so far. I don't use very much RAM and am not running low on available virtual memory.

800MB is recommended to ensure error messages, such as from BSODs, can be seen or saved. As long as you have plenty of RAM, you won't need any more than 800MB in the page file. That's how I have mine set up and I haven't had a problem yet (of course, I have only 32GB RAM rolleyes.gif)
   
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