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Corsair disagrees!

www2.corsair.com/_appnotes/AN902_8GB_or_More_of_System_RAM.pdf

4GB minimum, but I would say 8GB is better if you do things beyond gaming. I'm finding that IBT uses 2.7GB of Ram to just run the maximum stability test. That is alot of memory more than half of the 4GB sticks you have already. Now that I think about it, I should've went with a 8GB DDR3 kit instead of a 4GB kit. 4GB is not enough =/ at least not for me and some other OCN members, now I'm starting to agree with them.

*EDIT*

This is nearly clean install of Windows 7 with some applications loaded. Now I'm starting to agree more with the other OCN members that you need 8GB. With half my memory used up already 4GB is crippling. Me agree with Corsair.

Your ram usage is at 37%. 37% != 50%.
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I am running Ubuntu & Fedora plus folding 3 clients and a few chrome tabs, still only using around 3.5gb...
If you need 8gb you better have a good reason or it is a complete waste of money.
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Corsair disagrees!

www2.corsair.com/_appnotes/AN902_8GB_or_More_of_System_RAM.pdf

4GB minimum, but I would say 8GB is better if you do things beyond gaming. I'm finding that IBT uses 2.7GB of Ram to just run the maximum stability test. That is alot of memory more than half of the 4GB sticks you have already. Now that I think about it, I should've went with a 8GB DDR3 kit instead of a 4GB kit. 4GB is not enough =/ at least not for me and some other OCN members, now I'm starting to agree with them.

*EDIT*

This is nearly clean install of Windows 7 with some applications loaded. Now I'm starting to agree more with the other OCN members that you need 8GB. With half my memory used up already 4GB is crippling. Me agree with Corsair.


if you had less memory in your system, windows would not use the same amount. but it would use roughly the same percentage of your available
     
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another consideration, i went to 8GB so I could turn off the pagefile.
You can turn off pagefile with 4GB...
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I would get 8 GB (2x4GB) Just because more RAM is never a bad thing. That's my personal opinion.
    
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Originally Posted by anoob View Post
Corsair disagrees!

www2.corsair.com/_appnotes/AN902_8GB_or_More_of_System_RAM.pdf

4GB minimum, but I would say 8GB is better if you do things beyond gaming. I'm finding that IBT uses 2.7GB of Ram to just run the maximum stability test. That is alot of memory more than half of the 4GB sticks you have already. Now that I think about it, I should've went with a 8GB DDR3 kit instead of a 4GB kit. 4GB is not enough =/ at least not for me and some other OCN members, now I'm starting to agree with them.

*EDIT*

This is nearly clean install of Windows 7 with some applications loaded. Now I'm starting to agree more with the other OCN members that you need 8GB. With half my memory used up already 4GB is crippling. Me agree with Corsair.
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Your ram usage is at 37%. 37% != 50%.
Try reading again. 2.7GB = 67.5% of 4GB. IBT needs 2.7GB to run in my previous installation before I upgraded to Sandy Bridge and did a clean install. My previous installation I had to actually close down my AV to just get barely enough memory free to run IBT.

2.3GB = 57.5% of 4GB.

2357 MB + 1640 MB = 3997MB
4076 MB - 3997 MB = 79 MB to spare

There isn't going to be 79 MB left after I install my AV. People keep saying more ram is useless. I say more ram is better, better to have and not need then to need and not have.

Say what you like, I still say 8GB of Ram is better.



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You can turn off pagefile with 4GB...
Yes you can, but I wouldn't do it with 4GB. Probably 8GB or 16GB but definitely not 4GB.
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post #17 of 87
Better just to use the extra dough for 8gb, and get some cl7 4gb sticks.
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Originally Posted by anoob View Post
Corsair disagrees!

www2.corsair.com/_appnotes/AN902_8GB_or_More_of_System_RAM.pdf

4GB minimum, but I would say 8GB is better if you do things beyond gaming. I'm finding that IBT uses 2.7GB of Ram to just run the maximum stability test. That is alot of memory more than half of the 4GB sticks you have already. Now that I think about it, I should've went with a 8GB DDR3 kit instead of a 4GB kit. 4GB is not enough =/ at least not for me and some other OCN members, now I'm starting to agree with them.

*EDIT*

This is nearly clean install of Windows 7 with some applications loaded. Now I'm starting to agree more with the other OCN members that you need 8GB. With half my memory used up already 4GB is crippling. Me agree with Corsair.

Quote:
Originally Posted by anoob View Post
Try reading again. 2.7GB = 67.5% of 4GB. IBT needs 2.7GB to run in my previous installation before I upgraded to Sandy Bridge and did a clean install. My previous installation I had to actually close down my AV to just get barely enough memory free to run IBT.

2.3GB = 57.5% of 4GB.

2357 MB + 1640 MB = 3997MB
4076 MB - 3997 MB = 79 MB to spare

There isn't going to be 79 MB left after I install my AV. People keep saying more ram is useless. I say more ram is better, better to have and not need then to need and not have.

Say what you like, I still say 8GB of Ram is better.



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Yes you can, but I wouldn't do it with 4GB. Probably 8GB or 16GB but definitely not 4GB.
Hmm, read it again still says 37%, weird. I'm trying to figure out where your seeing windows using 2.7GB's of memory... Even if it did, it will allocate less for the OS and more for the application that needs it as windows see's fit.
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post #19 of 87
I would buy 8Gb of ram. 4GB has been the norm for a long time now and ram is so cheap that it's in your best interest to double up. I wouldn't build a new system with anything less than 8GB of ram.

I've only just bought myself a new system; and from going shop to shop, 8GB kits are just priced so nicely and are no where near as expensive as they were a year ago.
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Yes you can, but I wouldn't do it with 4GB. Probably 8GB or 16GB but definitely not 4GB.
Why not? All the pagefile does is use hard drive space when you start to run low on RAM, and with 4GB you still won't be using all 4GB's in any real world applications that aren't video rendering or such.
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