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4gb vs 8gb for gaming

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Im about to purchase and build my SB 2500k and currently have the G.Skills Ripaws X series 8gb (2x4gb) was wondering since this build is strictly for gaming and nothing else would I just be better going with 4gb? Also going to try and learn the whole overclocking thing as well. Any suggestions? If I wont see a decrease in speed with 4 to 8gb then I will just save the money. Thank you in advance
post #2 of 30
4GB's would suit just fine. You don't need butt tons of RAM for gaming.
post #3 of 30
Honestly, I don't notice a difference unless I go under 3GB. I've only been able to use >4GB running multiple VMs. You probably would be good with 4GB.
post #4 of 30
Also going to depend on games he plays if he plays games that loves to use a ton of ram it might be worth getting 8gig over 4gig. I like my 6gig over the 4 gigs i had on my old system seems so much more smooth nothing ever gets close to using all 6 closet i been is around 4.5gigs.
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post #5 of 30
How much are you saving?

you can get a 2x4gb set cheap
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-428-_-Product going with these if I go 8gb right now or was thinking about going with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-445-_-Product. For 4gb not really sure, I want 8 just to know I have just wanted to get a lil advice on if I absolutely dont need it.
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I would go with the ones for 135 great timings for 8 gigs and cheap.
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for now you wont be why not get a 8gb set for under $100 now while it lasts. Course i love the argument that all games are 32bit and wont use above 2gb as that a retarded way to look at it since more ppl are using win7 x64 prob in the next year or so games will hopefully follow suite even sooner to make native x64 games. Which last i knew didnt the ppl that make battlefield games making a game engine that is x64.

If you want just 4gb and overclocking these Gskills freakin will hit 2400mhz on 1.5-.6v as there is a guy that did a review on them @ XS as they scale really well with voltage and timings. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231316
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post #9 of 30
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4 is all that's really necessary now. However that's more or less the minimum standard these days, and as games come out that can better use multiple cpu cores, so will games that can use more ram.

Considering the prices, I'd go for 8. If you get 2x2 now and decide to upgrade later you'll have to use 4 DIMMs which is more stressful to run than 2x4.
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