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Is it worth upgrading to 16gb ram from 8gb? As I've been told won't make a difference

I did in my Alpha. Generally no, it will not make a difference at all. The only reason I did was because I was running a ram cache and fooled around with a ramdisk. So I was actually using over 8GB of ram
post #1392 of 2135
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Originally Posted by Rektifying View Post

I did in my Alpha. Generally no, it will not make a difference at all. The only reason I did was because I was running a ram cache and fooled around with a ramdisk. So I was actually using over 8GB of ram

Thanks for the reply I've ordered a Samsung 850 evo 500gb
Anything else worth upgrading?
post #1393 of 2135
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Thanks for the reply I've ordered a Samsung 850 evo 500gb
Anything else worth upgrading?

Well sounds like you have 8GB of ram and a 500GB 850evo on the way. Two questions. What processor are you running? If your using WiFi, do you have the 3160 or 7265?
post #1394 of 2135
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Well sounds like you have 8GB of ram and a 500GB 850evo on the way. Two questions. What processor are you running? If your using WiFi, do you have the 3160 or 7265?
It's i7 8gb ram and it's ethernet cable
post #1395 of 2135
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Originally Posted by Rektifying View Post

Well sounds like you have 8GB of ram and a 500GB 850evo on the way. Two questions. What processor are you running? If your using WiFi, do you have the 3160 or 7265?

how do I know which wifi module I have? Is one or the other better?
post #1396 of 2135
Sorry to see you go Rektifying was very interested to see how the heatsink mod would of worked out. Good luck on your itx build I am sure it will be much powerful than the alpha
post #1397 of 2135
So after a week of gaming on mine, I have to say the most annoying part is the severely limited port selection.

- four USB ports are just prohibitive as testicles. One external HDD (since this thing doesn't have a second HDD slot), two controllers, mouse, keyboard, my Rocksmith cable... ugh
- no 3.5mm port. What the balls were they thinking?
- no second HDMI. Seriously? Who decided that an HDMI IN would be more useful to more customers than a second HDMI OUT?

Other than that, I'm pleasantly surprised with the performance, dimensions and especially the noise.
I know I won't be able to play The Witcher 3 on it, but the other games I play, mainly Dark Souls 1+2 and Rocksmith, run really well.
Edited by Six-Strings - 2/1/16 at 4:21am
post #1398 of 2135
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Originally Posted by Six-Strings View Post

So after a week of gaming on mine, I have to say the most annoying part is the severely limited port selection.

- four USB ports are just prohibitive as testicles. One external HDD (since this thing doesn't have a second HDD slot), two controllers, mouse, keyboard, my Rocksmith cable... ugh
- no 3.5mm port. What the balls were they thinking?
- no second HDMI. Seriously? Who decided that an HDMI IN would be more useful to more customers than a second HDMI OUT?

Other than that, I'm pleasantly surprised with the performance, dimensions and especially the noise.
I know I won't be able to play The Witcher 3 on it, but the other games I play, mainly Dark Souls 1+2 and Rocksmith, run really well.
Will non of the alphas run witcher 3?
post #1399 of 2135
No, not on that GPU. At least not on any level that one would consider playable.
post #1400 of 2135
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Originally Posted by Six-Strings View Post

No, not on that GPU. At least not on any level that one would consider playable.

https://steamcommunity.com/app/292030/discussions/0/594820656477851290/

Seems it's playable on mostly high settings at 900p.
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OCZ ARC 100 SSD Windows 10 
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Intel Core i7-4870HQ Apple Logic Board NVidia GT 750M Intel Iris Pro 5200 
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