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I said for gaming I'v never felt the need for over 8GB. That most people who have 16 or 32GB bought it because they wanted it and not needed it. I know way more people who bought 16GB kits for their gaming / general use machines than people who actually needed it.

I'm aware of the fact x99 is quad channel where 16gb is minimum but the comment was a generalization.

I would say that 8GB limiting in gaming too. Or rather, in some circumstances it can be limiting. I find that modded games tend to be the most frequent hoarders of system memory. Coincidentally that's the type of game I like to play most. 8GB has been fine for me for years but now it's not enough.

For many games 8GB is fine but it's no longer overkill to get 16GB. That will certainly be the minimum for my next build.
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I recon you could give it a good go using all that RAM up just by hosting minecraft servers tongue.gif
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I'v never felt the need for over 8GB in gaming. I think people who buy 16 and 32GB bought it to brag or they had no idea what they were doing and thought having more will make their system faster.
Well for me going from 4 to 8 in win7 made a huge difference. Speed, frequency of restarts overall just much better for everything especially as a pc gamer. The move from 8gb to 16gb really wasn't that noticeable to be honest but I wouldn't have known without trying. Memory speed with 1150 and 1155 chips really didn't seem to make much difference either but DDR4 8gb high speed would be interesting to compare with current offerings.
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I'v never felt the need for over 8GB in gaming. I think people who buy 16 and 32GB bought it to brag or they had no idea what they were doing and thought having more will make their system faster.

lol, is that what you think?
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lol, is that what you think?

What game requires more than 8GB memory at any point without use of heavy mods? Please, list one and show me I'm wrong.
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What game requires more than 8GB memory at any point without use of heavy mods? Please, list one and show me I'm wrong.

Skyrim.

You make a ram disk and you put skyrim on it bone stock. 15GB right there biggrin.gif

JK...jk.

However I think games will eventually use more and more ram.

With DDR3 8GB kits were really cheap and almost everyone could afford them (before the prices skyrocketed).

I think with DDR4 16GB kits will phase out 8GB kits, and we will probably see some games take advantage of the ram as time moves on.
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i'm content with my Sammy miracle RAM 4x4GB DDR3
gaming hasn't come anywhere close to even half of that and it's adequate for video editing

and no I don't need 50 different browser tabs opened.
     
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What game requires more than 8GB memory at any point without use of heavy mods? Please, list one and show me I'm wrong.
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What game requires more than 8GB memory at any point without use of heavy mods? Please, list one and show me I'm wrong.


Battlefront has more consistent frametimes with 16gb.

Not being funny, but this really shouldn't come as a shock to anyone at this point in time. I am sat here on my Z170 build in Windows 10 with Chrome, Outlook, AIDA, Teamviewer and Skype open - and I have 4.7GB of RAM free out of 8. That's hardly a lot. Barely enough for swap file from v buffer.
Edited by Silent Scone - 1/28/16 at 12:47am
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