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I was wondering if I should go for Quad Channel 8 GB sticks for a total of 32 GB ram in my system. Is it worth buying more ram now? I was wondering if there will be benefits of it? I was also wondering if I should get a Quad Channel DDR 4 2666 same as my current one and fill all 8 slots on my X99 OR order 4 8 GB sticks DDR4 3000. Timings of both sets would be 15-15-15-35 1T.

I tend to stay with G Skill since I have never had issues with it before and performance is great for the money compared to Corsair overpriced ram.

So what do you guys think? I was looking at some G Skill sticks and they are 95 a pop for 16 GB so two kits will net me about 190 bucks.

Or alternatively, I can order 4 more sticks of my current ram for less than a hundred and call it a day?

Worth the upgrade in terms of both size and speed? Let me know.
post #2 of 35
1.6e+7 kB ought to be enough for anybody
post #3 of 35

You won't benefit from more than 8 GB/ram for the most part if you are just gaming.

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post #4 of 35
More RAM sadly doesn't mean a faster PC; only when your ram usage is currently at a 100%.
In terms of speed when you have 16GB RAM it doesn't matter whether you use 40% or 90% of it; it's both equally fast.

You should only upgrade your RAM if you frequently hit a 100% RAM usage.
For gaming 8 GB will suffiece although 16GB can be useful for some games (Like Fallout 4 I believe).
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post #5 of 35
More ram wouldn't hurt. I'm one of those guys who hates closing background applications so I tend to get as many cores as I can with as much ram with it.

If anything you can use the extra ram to make a RAM disk for epic loading speeds.
post #6 of 35
16Gb is enough for gaming.

And don't buy two 16GB kits, you want a 32GB Quad Channel Kit since they are tested to work.
 
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post #7 of 35
16gb is all you need for gaming and day to day use. You only need more if you plan to do heavy workloads, that needs 32GB.
If you do get more ram, best to get the same 4x4gb 2666 you have.
    
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post #8 of 35
Techspot did an article recently actually

http://www.techspot.com/article/1043-8gb-vs-16gb-ram/page3.html



For applications outside of gaming it can obviously help a lot, but in gaming 8GB is currently enough. If I was building now I'd go with 16GB as its overkill for gaming, and should be more then enough for quite a while
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Btw I don't agree on the 8GB enough for gaming. I had major issues while running games with 8 GB system ram. 16 GB is minimum for the settings I play at. I was wondering if 32 GB will benefit me.

As for 32 GB kits versus 2 16 GB kits I will look into the pricing. I want to keep the price under 200. I am also leaning towards just adding more of the same kit I am using.
post #10 of 35
Yeah 8GB is not enough tbh, unless you're on a very tight budget. 16GB is the new 8GB. DDR3 is dirt cheap btw, I picked up a 16GB 2400 kit a few months ago for the same price as my previous 8GB 2666 kit back in 2014. May just go 32GB if I wanna, I know it's too much but at those prices....
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