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i will be running 20+ Runescape clients simultaneously. 24/7.

Don't ask why I'm doing this. but i am. an i5 2500K is enough to do this? or should i go for the i7 2600k? Both will be clocked at 5.0Ghz.


Now to the RAM. will 8GB be enough? or will i need more than 12GB?

i believe each client uses 400kb-600kb. so the lower bound is 8GB and upper bound is 12GB? should i just buy 4x4GB RAM?
And will value RAM be fine? slow clocks and high timings but lots of GB's. or is it better to buy faster RAM with less GB's?

is this good? and it also comes with a life time warranty


Cheers for the help

Ollie

EDIT: also is there anyway i can make the clients use less RAM? I'm running one now and it's using over 600KB
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Well...

It sounds like your running a server if this is the case DONOT overclock.

if your even slightly unstable the corrupted data builds up over weeks and will lead you to crash.

Go with the i7 and u will be fine.

For server operations its more about quantity then speed

The more the merrier.
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Well...

It sounds like your running a server if this is the case DONOT overclock.

if your even slightly unstable the corrupted data builds up over weeks and will lead you to crash.

Go with the i7 and u will be fine.

For server operations its more about quantity then speed

The more the merrier.
I'm not running a server.
just a load of game clients at the same time
does java script benefit from hyper threading?
    
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runscape only uses about 300megs worth of system memory at best if you are using the HD settings. more threads the better if your running java based apps like that. I know when i played that game I had a amd 3200 Socket 939 cpu and it was loaded 100% all the time. Went and got me a dual core Opty 165 and OC to 2.9ghz and it never hit 50%. So i would have to say a core i7 would do you just good and prob 4gb plus of ram if your doing other stuff in the back ground.
 
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Well i have no idea what runescape is.
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it is a java based game that is a MMORPG
 
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... How old are you...
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runscape only uses about 300megs worth of system memory at best if you are using the HD settings. more threads the better if your running java based apps like that. I know when i played that game I had a amd 3200 Socket 939 cpu and it was loaded 100% all the time. Went and got me a dual core Opty 165 and OC to 2.9ghz and it never hit 50%. So i would have to say a core i7 would do you just good and prob 4gb plus of ram if your doing other stuff in the back ground.
Im running it now. and in safe mode which is the lowest setting possible. and it's using 600KB

i will buy 8GB (2x4GB) to start off with and if it's not enough i will buy another pack of 2x4GB
    
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are you sure you dont mean 600MEGS?? Im 23 but i used to play it like...7 yrs ago. its a old a$$ game.
 
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thanks for all the input on the thread. +1 for all


Quote:
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... How old are you...
I'm 17 and spend 50% of my time at College and 50% of my time up the gym.

i do not play runescape.
i used to play runescape when i was 12.
i am only doing this to make money.
sense my friend made £436 in a week off it. and I'm going to start doing what he is doing. and don't ask me how i make this much money. because I'm not going to tell you.
    
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