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I bought 4x2GB sticks in total 2 sticks in error, should i keep my system with 8gb of memory or keep it as 4gb and send the other 2 back? will i see any performance difference in games with 8gb compared to 4gb?
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Nothing really unless you have a ****load of programs running and capturing and streaming stuff. I have never needed more than 4GB.
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I bought 4x2GB sticks in total 2 sticks in error, should i keep my system with 8gb of memory or keep it as 4gb and send the other 2 back? will i see any performance difference in games with 8gb compared to 4gb?
People say that they notice an improvement in alt-tabbing responsiveness in and out of games with 8GB, if that is the least bit interesting to you. Also if you do any intense multitasking with several high RAM usage applications, then it could help. But if you are pretty much only running a game without doing anything else really, then you shouldn't notice a difference. They say most games don't bring RAM usage up to more than about 3GB or so, from what I've heard. Excluding a few games that are complete RAM whores (I don't remember which games, they weren't any FPS's and weren't any that I have or play).

I personally got 8GB for my new rig because the 8GB kit of my RAM happened to be on sale right when I was buying it. So I figured why not, for very little more.
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well, on idel i use 2.5 gig of ram. as soon as i start up a game or anything ealse it goes up to at least 4 gig. but if i play a game windowed then it really uses all of the ram. eg. crysis, dirt2, MoH tier1 etc.... but if i do normal apps it does not use that much at all. but if i do multiple instances of IE then it uses loads.
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post #5 of 12
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well, on idel i use 2.5 gig of ram.
Dear god what do you have running in the background all day long?
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Dear god what do you have running in the background all day long?
Hehe, had to laugh...
He is probably running s*** load of background programs, that even he is not aware of + services...
Anyway, 4gb is good for oc while 8gb is good for multitasking...
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Why wouldnt you send the 2 sticks for RMA? 4GB is more than enough, especially if you can wait for 8GB...
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Then i'll RMA them back. Just wanted to know before sending them back was it worth keeping them, I only use the internet and play diablo 2 sometimes anyway ;D
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post #9 of 12
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Hehe, had to laugh...
He is probably running s*** load of background programs, that even he is not aware of + services...
Anyway, 4gb is good for oc while 8gb is good for multitasking...


actualy , i know everything that is running on my pc..... if i did not then i would be a 5h1t IT guy.
Edited by levontraut - 3/7/11 at 4:30am
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post #10 of 12
well i upgraded to 8GB and i do the exact same thing as i did with 4 its not worth it in this moment more then 4. (Only got them cause it was very cheap)
On the other hand if the ram is free keep it! The mistake was on their side so whats the problem right, if you have to pay return them if not keep them.
Edited by [CyGnus] - 3/7/11 at 4:28am
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