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I currently have 8gb of ram,I use my pc for gaming, would I see any real increase in performance in going from 8gb of ram up to 16gb?
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After a nice gaming session, web browsing, and whatever else... your system has actually cached data to your RAM, and then removed some to fit other data that it needed. I always go above 8GB (while gaming), although if I didn't have 16GB, I wouldn't have had any performance issues. Your system is fine with 4GB to use by itself, and another 4GB for whatever tasks you are doing.
I've been up all night (again), so I know my thought pattern is sporadic, I'll come back and try to clean this up later.

My advice right now: If you are on a 2x4GB kit, don't worry about upgrading. If you have a single stick of 8GB RAM, pick up another stick. Dual channel is a nice benefit.
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I currently have 8gb of ram,I use my pc for gaming, would I see any real increase in performance in going from 8gb of ram up to 16gb?

Not unless you increase the speed of the RAM. Some games do benefit from higher clocked RAM.
So let's say you have 1600MHz RAM, and change that to 1866MHz or 2133MHz you might see a slight boost.
8GB is plenty for gaming tho.
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yeah its 2x4gb in dual channel. i've just seen some of the recent recommended gaming specs and seen that watchdogs is recommended at 8gb (or at least those are the ones ive seen unsure if they are the official specs) and figured maybe that was the way things were moving.
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