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I run 12GB XMS DDR3 @ 1600. Yes, it's overkill, but I hate to have empty RAM slots, they invite dust..
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I've always liked filling my slots up & using an amount of RAM 'before its cool' lol
I had 2GB when 512-1GB was cool, 4GB when 2GB was cool and now I have 8GB and 4GB is cool rofl
But now its form factor change time.. I'm kind of happy not having upgraded to DDR3 yet, seeing as how different Bulldozer might be.
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Hey all,

just thought I'd report what's happening after installing Win7 -64bit, Enterprise edition. At least Civ V is working so far brilliantly! Don't know about bigger maps yet, but now for instance by default recommendation all the graphics are set to maximum. Generally speed is much better, and it looks like (so far) that 4GB of RAM is sufficient. Sure, there will come a time when some more is "needed"... perhaps around Christmas...? :-)
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Hey all,

just thought I'd report what's happening after installing Win7 -64bit, Enterprise edition. At least Civ V is working so far brilliantly! Don't know about bigger maps yet, but now for instance by default recommendation all the graphics are set to maximum. Generally speed is much better, and it looks like (so far) that 4GB of RAM is sufficient. Sure, there will come a time when some more is "needed"... perhaps around Christmas...? :-)
The only time more memory is really needed is when it's needed. I mean, you'll be able to tell just by whether or not you actually need it, right?
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Hi guys,

Currently with XP and the 4GB I'm having ridiculous trouble in larger maps in late-game Civilization V... (just stupid to have to wait several minutes for the turn ends...)

Cheers!
when i first read your post i thought:
large maps = more ai civs = more units = more number crunching = cpu bottleneck

moving from xp to win7 will net you an extra ~gig of ram which can't hurt, but i'd be surprised if adding ram would help with large maps especially in late game when the ai has a bazillion units coming at you.

keep us posted on how it goes in large maps in late/end game.
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