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As this is in the PC games section im going to say no. The only game that used 4GB of RAM on my old computer was HL2 Cinematic Mod 10.
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I went from 4GB to 8GB and the difference was noticeable enough to me to justify the upgrade. Some programs load faster, Alt-tabbing is smoother, and over all to me it was worth it. I'd say if the price is right go for it.
    
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No-in fact your sytem will be slower-you will never get 8Gb running @1800 MHz I would bet.In fact,you could use 2 GB and not notice much of a difference.
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For gaming? I'm sure 99% of the time you don't need more than 4GB. Never seen it go over 4 on any game, even with normal stuff open in the background like Chrome and media player etc.

I use 6gb for photoshop and a couple of other apps, but for sure most users I don't think need more than 4gb
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post #15 of 65
If your asking if you need more ram then that probably means you don't need any extra ram at all
post #16 of 65
32-bit apps cannot address more than 2GB of ram, unless it is compiled with "/LARGEADDRESSAWARE" enabled.
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Originally Posted by metroid112 View Post
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
Virtually all 2011 games are still 32-bit applications.... They are all optimized for 2GB.
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post #18 of 65
Out of pure expierence, when I had four gigabytes and then got six, I didn't notice much of a difference in gaming.


I also am an avid photo and video editor, and while doing these things I like to multi task and browse the web and listen to music, and even write on Word and I did notice quite a difference with the upgrade.
    
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I went from 4GB to 8GB and the difference was noticeable enough to me to justify the upgrade. Some programs load faster, Alt-tabbing is smoother, and over all to me it was worth it. I'd say if the price is right go for it.
Same here, i was using 4gb and some of my games including WoW and CSS were a bit laggy, i went up to 8 and everything was alot smoother, noticed the difference right away. But yet again i do have an eyefinity set up, not sure if that makes a difference.
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post #20 of 65
The way things are going, I reckon 8GB will probably be more common than you think by the end of summer.

Prices dropping like they are and low-latency/low-voltage products being easier to find at said prices. My next rig will be 8GB no doubt.

As said, if the price is right, might as well do it. Folding/Browsing/Gaming/Coding FTW!
    
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