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Don't do it. 4 is enough. Yesterday I had Ventrilo, Starcraft 2, Teamfortress 2, and Photoshop all running at once plus other background stuff. I still had some to spare. 4 is more than enough for games.
Edited by SalisburySteak - 1/15/11 at 3:19pm
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Hey mate! go with 6GB if your un-sure about settling with 4gb, (which is perfectly fine) but your not sure whether to get 8gb. Just get 6
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Hey mate! go with 6GB if your un-sure about settling with 4gb, (which is perfectly fine) but your not sure whether to get 8gb. Just get 6
It's not recommended because it is dual channel board.
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Damn... All of you got me confused

BUT that said, I WILL get 8 Gb. if the money is there for it

If not, I will go with 4 Gb. --> That really is logical...

Then I might get another 4 Gb. the month after
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It's not recommended because it is dual channel board.
how do you know what board it is?
he hasn't even mentioned what board he wants for his new rig?
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how do you know what board it is?
he hasn't even mentioned what board he wants for his new rig?
Because SB doesn't run triple channel RAM; dual channel only.
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how do you know what board it is?
he hasn't even mentioned what board he wants for his new rig?
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Hi!
I only wanna use my upcoming Sandy Bridge rig for gaming, so how much RAM would I need?
He is using Sandy Bridge, hence dual channel memory.
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post #28 of 87
With how cheap DDR3 is right now I would definitely go with 8GB of ram. If it follows the same path as DDR2 a couple years ago the price will double sometime soon. Probably when DDR4 comes out.
    
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post #29 of 87
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He is using Sandy Bridge, hence dual channel memory.
you learn something new everyday
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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.
A memory manufacturer recommends...moar RAM. Eh, true or not, thats still hard to trust. Even IF i do personally believe that more RAM = better.

What it boils down to is if you can afford it. I'd go for it if i had the cash to burn. If i had other things planned for the funds, maybe not.

Naturally it would have to be the highest speed DDR3 i could get though.
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