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So i saw this link today and a wondering if I need to upgrade from my current 6GB of memory to 16 or 24?


http://www.geforce.com/games-applications/pc-games/star-wars-battlefront/nvidia-recommended-gpus (it says the new StarWars:BF requires min 8GB and recommends 16GB)


I've been told by people that games like SW:BF will run fine with 6gb and wont max over 4 but why would the game recommended such high numbers?


thanks!
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I'm kind of in the same boat. My 6gb seems to be enough so far. But ram is pretty cheap right now, but do I really want to spend any money on hardware for this platform?

I guess we're probably best off just waiting until our system chokes on itself and upgrading ram then. At least that's my plan.
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post #3 of 24
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Originally Posted by wreckless View Post

So i saw this link today and a wondering if I need to upgrade from my current 6GB of memory to 16 or 24?


http://www.geforce.com/games-applications/pc-games/star-wars-battlefront/nvidia-recommended-gpus (it says the new StarWars:BF requires min 8GB and recommends 16GB)


I've been told by people that games like SW:BF will run fine with 6gb and wont max over 4 but why would the game recommended such high numbers?


thanks!

Have you seen the launch trailer? Those are in game graphics, hence the high requirements. You can always wait to upgrade and see how your current set up fairs.

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we're probably best off just waiting until our system chokes on itself and upgrading ram then. At least that's my plan.

That's my motto rolleyes.gif

I guess they recommend 8Gb because they were too lazy to do testing on lower ram machines, although i believe you will have options to allow you to minimize the consume of ram, thus letting you play.
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i have zero problem spending $100-200 for more memory if thats what the game requires.

if i were to upgrade, what should i do?

i'd want all the memory to match so i'd be throwing out my current 6GB (3x2GB) and going with something new.

i have 6 slots, what configuration would make the most sense? 16 doesnt divide well unless i go 2x8gb but does my mobo allow just using 2 of the 6 slots? ie, since my whole system has been running on 3x2GB, could i switch it to just using 2 slots and going 2x8GB without running into problems?
Edited by wreckless - 11/9/15 at 7:15pm
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I would pick up three dual channel kits. That'll give you 24GB and you'll still have triple channel.
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You want to keep the triple channel setup for optimum performance and stability.
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I would pick up three dual channel kits. That'll give you 24GB and you'll still have triple channel.

ok so 3x8gb.

can't seem to find that configuration on ncix.com.. i guess it's an unusual set up?
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ok so 3x8gb.

can't seem to find that configuration on ncix.com.. i guess it's an unusual set up?

No I was thinking 6x4GB.

Buy three 2x4GB kits
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ok so 3x8gb.

can't seem to find that configuration on ncix.com.. i guess it's an unusual set up?

You sure your motherboard can handle 24gb? Newegg specs show it can only have up to 12gb on the Asus P6T Deluxe.
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