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If you have triple channel go 6GB if not 4GB should be more than enough for gaming and multitasking.
    
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Most won't need it but if its cheap, won't impede your overclock and gives you that satisfying feeling when all your slots are full, its definitely worth it. To all those guys with the twitchy trigger finger and the credit card details memorised its a cheap way of getting that fix.
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going to 8 gigs of ram was one of my best moves.
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Yes, I have 16 in my work machine and im using 14 right now
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I have only 2gb on the sig rig, I play f1 2010, css, music, pscs5, hd movies- nothing stops the computer, anything more than 2gb is unnecessary imho
No way. 2GB on XP is what I would consider the minimum necessary--on Vista or 7, you won't be able to take advantage of superfetch, which GREATLY speeds up regular tasks. For gaming, I've never seen a game I play take up more than 1-1.2GB of RAM (and usually it's 800MB or less)--but that doesn't take into account the fact that you really do need more than 600-800MB of system RAM outside of what a game uses for there to be a truly smooth system. Well, from my experience anyway.

I think 4GB is the sweet spot between price and performance.
    
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if all u do is game, then 4GB is fine. if you do heavy multitasking (like running crysis while extracting a 5GB 7zip file) then the more the merrier.
my main rig has 4GB and occasionally when extracting/compressing files, listening to music, and running a virus scan (Kaspersky) it gets in the 80s/90s and lags everything. i need more soon :/
IF you have 6GB. you should be fine

my current punishment rig only has 2.5GB DDR RAM. all in single channel. i feel no sympathy for you btw.
i wish i wasnt grounded
Edited by Enfluenza - 2/15/11 at 2:30pm
    
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4GB is not enough for my needs.

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if all u do is game, then 4GB is fine. if you do heavy multitasking (like running crysis while extracting a 5GB 7zip file) then the more the merrier.
my main rig has 4GB and occasionally when extracting/compressing files, listening to music, and running a virus scan (Kaspersky) it gets in the 80s/90s and lags everything. i need more soon :/
you have 6GB. you should be fine

my current punishment rig only has 2.5GB DDR RAM. all in single channel. i feel no sympathy for you btw.
i wish i wasnt grounded
I like to play WoW/SC2 while multitasking.
4GB with 64bit W7 was not enough.
Edited by amstech - 2/15/11 at 1:26pm
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The average costs for all technology will ALWAYS go down with time, thus there's never a reason to upgrade before you actually have a reason to. You could spend $100 now for 8GB of RAM so you can play a game that's going to come out in 2 years and needs it, or you could wait 2 years and pay $60 for 8GB of RAM so you can play your game.
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post #49 of 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by purduepilot View Post
The average costs for all technology will ALWAYS go down with time, thus there's never a reason to upgrade before you actually have a reason to. You could spend $100 now for 8GB of RAM so you can play a game that's going to come out in 2 years and needs it, or you could wait 2 years and pay $60 for 8GB of RAM so you can play your game.
Except that is not always true with technology...CPU prices, especially Intel, don't generally fall very much, and a mid range 4gb kit of ddr2 800 costs ~$60 USD right now, so not exactly cheaper because I bought 4 gb of ddr2 800 three years ago for about the same price. A 2gb kit of ddr 400 cost ~$60 right now. Price fluctuations in RAM generally only affect the current tech...older tech generally stabilizes and doesn't move much.
    
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post #50 of 65
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4GB is not enough for my needs.



I like to play WoW/SC2 while multitasking.
4GB with 64bit W7 was not enough.
hmm.
IDK about WoW but SCII is quite a RAM muncher.
gawd i need 8GB lol

btw do you mean SUPREME COMMANDER 2 or STARCRAFT II?
the abbreviations for those games are confusing lol
    
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