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Uhm... So all in all?
If your a gamer i would have to say 8GB.
4GB might be enough for now, but new games comming out later this year, Battlefield 3 for example, are starting to use 64bit engines, meaning they will work alot better on a 64bit os over a 32bit os. However, i find with 4gb of ram on 32bit playing black ops, i get 1gb of free ram, thats not counting the 500mb hidden by the os. Thats a total of 1.5gb not in use. However, with 64bit i get about 700mb spare in black ops.

The 64bit OS seems more memory hungry.
Buying 8gb in 2x4gb now would be better then buying a set of 2x2gb now, then another 2x2gb with the same speed and timmings later on. Not to mention, the 2dimm's are usually more stable when overclocking, and you have room to move to 16gb if ever needed.
    
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Costs for 2x4GB RAM seems to have plummeted over the Fall/Winter seasons too. I bought my 4GB of RAM for $100 back in Aug 2009, and now 8GB of RAM can be bought for the same price.

I recommend whatever your budget can fit. 4GB is the minimum, but if that extra $50 for 8GB will get you a better graphics card(or even two), go for the graphics card.
    
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4GiB will suffice, for now. However, given the price of memory, I'd recommend 8.

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Never did any encoding or any editing... Never will do either.

I've only converted videos and audio-files...
Conversion involves encoding.

Not that encoding is especially memory intensive.

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You can turn off pagefile with 4GB...
With a much greater chance of things going wrong.
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I never turn off page file...

I will get a second GTX 460...

If you run 32-bit OS on 4 Gb. RAM, you cannot use the full 4 Gb., but only like 3 Gb... I only run 64-bit OS...

So I think I've settled with 4, if I cannot afford 8
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I gamed with 2gb when everyone said to get 4gb when ddr2 was alive. Im gaming with 3gb ddr3 (trpile channel) when everyone said to get 6gb or more. Ive played just about every demanding game with no problems and no running out of ram.

Also ive read numerous times that if you plan on oc'ing ram the less there is the easier to stabalize.

Another thing. Im sure Im like a lot of gamers and I turn off everything that doesnt need to be running while gaming.
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With a much greater chance of things going wrong.
And what things are going to "go wrong" huh? He's not going to hit full usage of 4GB if he's just gaming. The pagefile won't even be used.
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Only a fool would buy more than 4gb of ram for a gaming rig.Not to mention a hyper threading cpu.
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Well, I settled for 4 Gb. Alot of you guys who support 4 Gb. for gaming are making sense
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Well, I settled for 4 Gb. Alot of you guys who support 4 Gb. for gaming are making sense
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2all you player/RAM hater out there /* jk */
You wouldn`t need more than 4GB?
My win7 x64 grabs 2GB just to be alive and I even disabled all this crappy aero-stuff!
Ok, that would be about 2GB for the game, which i think isn`t that much.
I`m RAM addicted, don`t listen to me, but going for 6GB is enough to be on the safe side, wouldn`t it be terrible to have 100% of your RAM beeing used while gaming?
The other thing I have to say: Which game really needs a six-core CPU?
I think none, but you buy a better CPU than you need, so why not buy a bit more RAM? I have said, that i`m RAM addicted... <3
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