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You only "need" more than 4GB if you run a lot of workstation apps. If you just game, browse the internet, watch movies, and type papers, 4GB will be fine.
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Well it seems like most say 4 GB is enough but is that enough for StarCraft 2? Since some of you guys say that 4 GB isn't enough for that game but is that true?
    
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post #23 of 40
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Originally Posted by Dallas84 View Post
Well it seems like most say 4 GB is enough but is that enough for StarCraft 2? Since some of you guys say that 4 GB isn't enough for that game but is that true?
Run Half Life 2 Cinematic Mod, you'll run out of memory with only 4GB quick.
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post #24 of 40
Just use coretemp to find out how much ram you're using and figure it out from there
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post #25 of 40
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Originally Posted by brandontaz2k2 View Post
Deoends on if you play games that require a sh>> load of memory, like when I play StarCraft 2 sometimes I crash to desktop because of not enough memory. Definitely need to grab myself 4 more gigs of memory.
Enable your paging file again.
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post #26 of 40
SC2 will not need more than 2GB as it is infact a 32 bit program.
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post #27 of 40
12gb and over is overkill. anything lower is enough
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post #28 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by Riou View Post
You only "need" more than 4GB if you run a lot of workstation apps. If you just game, browse the internet, watch movies, and type papers seperately, 4GB will be fine.
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post #29 of 40
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Well all I know that I can get two 4 GB sticks for my notebook for $79 right now at Newegg.com website. I have DDR3 type ram. I noticed that if I have my game running in the background like Crysis, Crysis 2 or The Sims 3 I only use around 60% to 65% of the ram so I will have 40% left so maybe I don't really need more ram. I don't run all those games at once btw. I can't say I' am a power user but I' am a PC gamer.
    
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post #30 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by hirolla888 View Post
i dont think 4gb is enough anymore, 6 is enough but 8 is optimum. in the end it depends on what kind of programs u use and how much multi tasking you do
Says the guy with 8 gigs .

Well this guy with four gigs isnt' having problems. Unless I'm encoding video while playing a game. Then the game kinda skips frames. Then again that could be video card.
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