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post #61 of 65
A few years ago 2GB was more than enough. I prefer my rig to be future proof for at least 2-3 years so 6GB is a good investment.
post #62 of 65
Many of us have SSD's these days... If RAM usage exceeds past the physical RAM, virtual mem kicks in... And that mem is slooow on harddrives. However, if using an SSD for virtual mem it should be much much faster... ? If so, it wouldn't matter as much if you maxed out your physical mem every once in awhile...

My Intel 160GB X-25 Gen.2 SSD (For OS and programs) has 250MB/sec + Read speeds... And my two Intel 80GB X-25 Gen.1 Raid 0 Striping SSD's (For games) has well past 500MB/sec read speed.
    
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I use 2x2GB + 2x1GB = 6GB RAM in my primary system. Due to my P5Q Pro Turbo overclocked like **** with 8GB RAM. Tried two different memsets. Nothing helped. Tried every setting there was in bios. 6GB overclocks nicely though.

My secondary system, based on a Gigabyte GA-P35 DS3R and a Q9400 uses 8GB RAM and overclocks very well.

However, 4GB is really enough for gaming and regular use.

A good way for me to test the speed of virtual mem on SSD's would be to remove 5GB RAM and only use 1GB RAM for Windows 7 64Bit and run a few heavy games...
    
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I am beginning to realize that 8GB is needed for any type of heavy Photoshop work. Looks like I'll be upgrading soon enough.
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Originally Posted by GAMERIG View Post
6GB RAM is best bet for gaming instead of 4GB. I learned it from another forums and blog.
Good to know, thanks.
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