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post #11 of 25
This is OCN... is there really such a thing as too much? Max out what your wallet and motherboard can handle!

8gb to 16gb may not net you much, if any, practical improvement. However, you futureproof yourself a bit for upcoming games/programs that do better utilize or NEED more ram.
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Don't take Minimum spec as what it really needs, like cod, no where near 6GB.
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post #13 of 25
No it won't and with the current RAM prices i wouldn't upgrade it if i were you.... i only bought 16gb because it was dirt cheap back when i bought it something like $40 for 8 GB
    
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post #14 of 25
Maybe? If you're ONLY gaming, then no. However, if you have a ton of stuff open at the same time (or a second screen), then yes. I currently run 8gb, and there are 3 games that can crash/give the "low memory" warning. One is DayZ with Skype and Firefox open (Firefox uses way too much RAM). Another is Kerbal Space Program with a TON of mods. Not really surprised there. The last is Skyrim with Memory patch and ~100 mods. Again, these are all with OTHER programs open - like Skype, Firefox, etc.

in general I would say no, but if you have the option/money to go to 16gb, I would. Its only a matter of time until 8gb becomes the low-end.
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post #15 of 25
I my personal opinion there's probably just as much of a chance of reduced performance, than improved performance. If you're looking at making a noticeable improvement with little cost your best bet is over clocking your CPU and it's RAM, and your GPU and it's VRAM; assuming you haven't done so properly already. Also: look at stripping down Windows and all the other crap that I'm sure is running all the time.
post #16 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by legoman786 View Post

I play Skyrim and What is this?

Here
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/50305/?
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post #17 of 25
You should be able to get by with 8. Just depends on what you do. I was playing Skyrim (with mods) the other day and had a couple other windows open and I was using close to 10GB. But my gf was using the computer before I started playing and left Firefox and itunes open. And I think I had Chrome open also.
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post #18 of 25
If you don't have multiple tabs running and jamming your music playlist while playing and live streaming skyrim with mods while burning a movie and folding, you're doing it wrong. This is OCN after all, and do you NEED more RAM, who cares, get MOOOAR!
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post #19 of 25
4gb is plenty for me in most games. I think what you should really want to adjust is the timings on the ram and the mhz.

There's really only been a few games where my computer struggles to keep up because it's low on vram, they are Crysis 3, DayZ with 2048mb size textures, and Sleeping Dogs.
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post #20 of 25
For me yes, i recently went back to a higher speed 8GB set from a 16Gb set and i noticed a huge difference. I play EVE-Online a game where 1 client at times can take up 3-4 GB of system RAM, most people often play eve with at least 2-3 accounts at a time, meaning your 8GB is maxed out easily. I bought another 16GB kit and i regularly sit at 12GB/16GB when playing my games.
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