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is 4GB of RAM enough for gaming ?

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Hey crew building new rig (SB) and was just wondering if 4GB would be enough for most of today's games (crysis2 BFBC 2/3,..) and every day PC use ?
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yeah, it's more than enough
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Its plenty, esp. with a 64 bit system.
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Yup, not for me though because I multitask while gaming lol.
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Another, "Aye".

Been using 4GB for years, and just got a kit of DDR3 (2 x 2GB) for my next build.
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post #6 of 34
Currently 4GB of ram is enough for gaming, in the future that may or may not change. The only reason you would need more ram is if your doing something like photo editing, or if you disabled your page file.

2GBx2 is cheaper than 4GBX2, and will perform very similar in gaming scenarios with the same frequency and timings. In the future that may change, but I dont forsee it happening any time soon.
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post #8 of 34
They tell me 4Gb is more than enough.. I have 12GB, my answer? Because I CAN!
post #9 of 34
I think, if you can manage to get 8gb or more, you should. Just so if one goes bad, you'll still be playing.
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Originally Posted by t0adphr0g;12019051 
They tell me 4Gb is more than enough.. I have 12GB, my answer? Because I CAN!
That's the spirit son! lachen.gif

On topic, I just ordered 2 * 4gb Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz for a sandy bridge build I'm doing for a friend. It's not like he needs that much, but it's future proof and he is just like the guy I quoted... he loves RAM thumbsupsmiley.png
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