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Will I really see a difference between 4 and 8gb on my SandyBridge Setup? Will it bottle neck anything if I mostly game and rip dvd's/recode?
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post #2 of 18
doubt it.

no encoding involved?
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Unless your doing stuff thats RAM intensive, I'd say no. I had 4GB until last night... only reason why I upgraded was because I had the opportunity to at no cost to me... I never had a need for more than 4GB and I played games and converted videos to other formats for my HTPC/xbox/phone.
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post #4 of 18
if you are going to game, just 4gb. Photoshop, illustrator, anything graphic/video wise, you can never have enough.
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doubt it.

no encoding involved?
I mostly just rip DVD's and recode movies to other formats etc. I use Excel for work and do some gaming (Starcraft 2, CoD, Dragonage etc) Wife sometimes uses PS but she is a novice so she barely touches any of the features.
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post #6 of 18
I'd just get 4GB (infact, i plan to) and spend the money elsewhere.

You won't notice a difference in everyday stuff, like gaming, web browsing, photo editing. It's only in the really intensive stuff like advanced photoshop + final cut pro that you'll even see a difference.
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6Gb.
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post #8 of 18
If you can afford 8GB, go for it. Maybe she'll get better at PS and would want to experiment with other software. I purchased my 8GB (2 x 4GB) for about 90 bucks or so during blackfriday month at newegg.


Now if she will never get advance with PS, (massive amounts of layers, rendering, huge pixel files), then just stick to 4gb.
Edited by Lostcase - 1/11/11 at 6:16am
post #9 of 18
4GB will do for you. I know 8GB hindered my overclock on my 860 i7. I could not go above 4GHz with 8GB, but easily hit 4.3GHz with 4GB.
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post #10 of 18
Like someone else said, if you can afford it go for it. Especially now that DDR3 prices are STUPID low... seriously, they wont stay this low. DDR prices are cyclical--just so happens that the materials are probably cheap and DDR4 may be on the 2011 horizon...
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