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If it's in your budget, why not get 32GB, you never know. I use my rig for everything though....
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post #12 of 35
for gaming 16gb is more than plenty. it gives you plenty for games and headroom for normal stuff that runs in the background like keeping a web browser open.

32gb is massively overkill. only go for it if you actually need it or find a sweet deal on a kit.
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post #13 of 35
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Originally Posted by KickAssCop View Post

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.

Which games are you guys seeing struggle with less then 16 GB these days?
post #14 of 35
16GB is more than enough, 8GB is fine from everything I've seen. I've never seen the need to have more than 16GB.
 
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Which games are you guys seeing struggle with less then 16 GB these days?

I kept getting out of memory errors with Fallout 4 (high settings) with 8GB. Stuck 16GB in and no more problems.
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post #16 of 35
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I kept getting out of memory errors with Fallout 4 (high settings) with 8GB. Stuck 16GB in and no more problems.

Interesting, thanks. I'm not overly interested in the new Fallouts so I havent played it, but do you have your page file disabled or something? I had a quick Google and it seems that Fallout 4 has a memory leak somewhere, so its a Bethesda bug rather then a real need for more RAM. Their game specs say 8GB should be fine.

As I said earlier I would also recommend going with 16GB if I was building new today anyway.
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Most games still run fine on 4GB ram + SSD + large page file.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPenpMMJYEI
     
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post #18 of 35
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Originally Posted by Slink3Slyde View Post

Which games are you guys seeing struggle with less then 16 GB these days?

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare at 1440p and higher with Max settings.
Shadow of Mordor with Max settings 4K.
Ass Creed Unity with Max settings 1440P and above.
Far cry 4 with Max settings 1440P and above.

I am sure most new games would be same story as well but now I have had 16GB for a year so don't know. I also had a 970SLi system back then so might have contributed to some stuttering. I see my system ram usage at 8-10GB whilst playing most new games these days.
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Call of Duty Advanced Warfare at 1440p and higher with Max settings.
Shadow of Mordor with Max settings 4K.
Ass Creed Unity with Max settings 1440P and above.
Far cry 4 with Max settings 1440P and above.

I am sure most new games would be same story as well but now I have had 16GB for a year so don't know. I also had a 970SLi system back then so might have contributed to some stuttering. I see my system ram usage at 8-10GB whilst playing most new games these days.

As I understand it, if you go over your system RAM amount by a little its fine as the page file will take care of it as long as you have it set right, having an SSD helps in that case I believe. I'm also pretty sure it doesnt matter what screen resolution youre using as to how much RAM is used, though I'm happy to be corrected if thats the case.

I've only played SOM out of the games youve mentioned and not had any problems with 8GB at 1440 ultra, I'd be very surprised if I couldnt play any of the games you have there on ultra without problems with 8GB in my rig as it is.

If it was really a problem I think we'd be seeing 16GB as a minimum spec by now in th new games, they over egg it as it is as many games are playable with lesser graphics cards and CPU's then developers state.

Still 16GB isnt that expensive and it feels a bit more future proof, but I dont believe you really need it yet. I've read recent articles like I posted earlier and seen a couple video comparisons that appear to confirm my experience.
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Originally Posted by KickAssCop View Post

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare at 1440p and higher with Max settings.
Shadow of Mordor with Max settings 4K.
Ass Creed Unity with Max settings 1440P and above.
Far cry 4 with Max settings 1440P and above.

I am sure most new games would be same story as well but now I have had 16GB for a year so don't know. I also had a 970SLi system back then so might have contributed to some stuttering. I see my system ram usage at 8-10GB whilst playing most new games these days.
Dying Light shut itself down with 8GB after a few minutes.
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