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Is having more than 4GB of ram really worth it?

Everything I do on my PC the ram usage never goes above 60-70%

Is more than 4GB worth it?
    
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Originally Posted by wick001 View Post
Is having more than 4GB of ram really worth it?

Everything I do on my PC the ram usage never goes above 60-70%

Is more than 4GB worth it?
Nope, I have 6GB (simply because my motherboard is triple channel). The only time i've ever used over 4gb is when running Civilisation 5.
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Depends what games/applications you use.
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One of my ram kits is currently in RMA and i noticed no difference going back down to 4GB (I was running 64bit win7 at the time)

I don't think corsair sells single sticks but

6GB Kits (3x2GB) ~$100
12GB kits (3x4GB) ~$200

Could be your next upgrade but there's no rush. I'd consider a better Air cooler/Monitor first
    
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If you are a gamer, there really isn't much sense going over 4gb currently. Now, if you do any video/graphics processing, the more the better.
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If you are a gamer, there really isn't much sense going over 4gb currently. Now, if you do any video/graphics processing, the more the better.
^ I lol'd

That depends entirely on what you do, and what you play.
SC2 alone eats up 2.4 for me, and I like being able to Alt+Tab.
When I only had 4 gigs, it was alright, but with 8 everything is butter smooth again.

A lot of gamers now days do more than just run a game by itself anymore.
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^ I lol'd

That depends entirely on what you do, and what you play.
SC2 alone eats up 2.4 for me, and I like being able to Alt+Tab.
When I only had 4 gigs, it was alright, but with 8 everything is butter smooth again.

A lot of gamers now days do more than just run a game by itself anymore.
Yeah. I don't play games you can pause.
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^ I lol'd

That depends entirely on what you do, and what you play.
SC2 alone eats up 2.4 for me, and I like being able to Alt+Tab.
When I only had 4 gigs, it was alright, but with 8 everything is butter smooth again.

A lot of gamers now days do more than just run a game by itself anymore.

Are you sure SC2 (sc2.exe) uses 2.4GB?
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i would recommend having 6 (if you have triple channel 3x2) or 8 (double channel 4x2). Games releasing on 2011 are asking for recommended settings of 4 gb RAM. i think having higher specs than recommended is good to go all way up to ultra settings
    
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i got 6gb of ram and it never goes above 4gb so dont waste the money
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