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i'm trying to run bigadv on my 2500k and i was wondering if i should pick up 8gb of ram more... since i use the computer too while running bigadv would 8gb help vs 4gb?? i know 4gb usually is enough, but what about for bigadv?

also since its gonna have to run vmware will 8gb be better than 4gb?? so i can do some light gaming with vmware + bigadv running?
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Short answer: no, not for PPD.

Long answer: If you're gaming + bigadv folding the extra ram would certainly help, especially with vmware. I've played SC2 while bigadv folding on my 2600k and I could tell it was running low on RAM as it would start freezing in game.
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No need to ever go 8gb for folding+gaming.

Just opened all this up for you...
SMP, GPU2, GPU3, HFM, Ubuntu, Metro2033, Chrome (5 tabs), Steam, snipping tool = 2.86gb






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Short answer: no, not for PPD.

Long answer: If you're gaming + bigadv folding the extra ram would certainly help, especially with vmware. I've played SC2 while bigadv folding on my 2600k and I could tell it was running low on RAM as it would start freezing in game.
The freezing isn't cause of the ram, its cause SCII is cpu intensive so folding bigadv is a impact for that game.
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dont forget the off loading of files to the pagefile too....
 
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