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4 is plenty for gaming.
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post #12 of 34
Games are still being written for compatibility with 32-bit operating systems; so they're coded with the limitations of that memory space. 32-bit Windows can only address ~3GB of total memory.

When 64-bit operating systems become dominant in the installed user base, 64-bit games should come along to maximize memory usage. At that point, moving upward from 4GB might be a good idea. But that day is still several years off, and anyone reading OCN will probably build a new rig or two between now and then.

In short: 4GB is plenty.
    
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4gb has been doing me fine despite everyone saying ZOMG you haz triple channel but dual channel memory!? Your computer will esplode11!1

It's fine. I never had any memory issues.
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post #14 of 34
Definitely, I noticed an every so SLIGHT improvement when I bought an extra 2gbs (bumped up from 4 to 6). GTA IV and Crysis Wars are the only games that seemed to play smoother, everything else was the same.
post #15 of 34
I gamed with 2gb od ddr2 for several years with no problems. I know have 3gb triple channel and am doing fine. I may get a 6gb kit eventually.
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DDR3 RAM prices have dropped significantly in less than a year. This ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-277-_-Product

Was $100 when I built my sig rig I wanna say about 5-6 months ago? I would say go for as much as you can afford. That ram I listed above is in my rig and performs nicely.
    
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post #17 of 34
I was on 2gb until around 6 months ago, I noticed minimal difference going to 4gb in games. general computer tasks are a different story though...

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post #18 of 34
Since the post is up Im gonna jump in and repeat what Im sure everyone has said, but I didnt read through the post, 4GB is plenty for gaming, and almost everythin g else, actually probably about 90% of everything else too.
post #19 of 34
4GB will be gooood. Put it this way, I spent about 5 years with a PC that had 1GB of RAM and I could play pretty high end games, and sometimes was able to get the graphics right up on it after upgrading GPU etc.

Only problem was that when I actually wanted to start up, shut down, or load a game, I had to go and make a cup of tea or something.

Anywayz, enjoy your new RAM
    
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post #20 of 34
I've never used more than 2.8GB of RAM while gaming so 4GB will be fine.
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