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post #11 of 17
Don't fret over it, I am thinking about getting an extra 6 Gb of XMS3 RAM, simply because I usually run outta memory when running SC2, rendering 3D models and encoding h.264 at the same time, but that's just me.
post #12 of 17
VM's are used to run operative systems "on top" of your currently without the need to install them and reboot when you want to use other than your current. I don't know if there is another use for it. You'll notice some difference but only in a few programs...
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post #13 of 17
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I see. well I read all your posts but im not going to quote them all. I suppose its not that big a deal. rep2all
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post #14 of 17
i have 8 but never see over 4.2gbs used
post #15 of 17
Yeah it's totally dependent on the application of the PC. Don't let anyone tell you "you don't need over 4GB" unless they know what you're using your PC for. I don't use that much now, but I have used over 4GB before. 8 GB is future proofing. Remember the days when "you'd never use more than 2GB"?
post #16 of 17
I have 8Gb on my macbook pro and 4gb on my desktop on Windows 7. I dont run much of anything but I find that between running a minecraft server, Adobe Lightroom, maybe some L4D2, and some groovesharking/pandora, with Word open I max out my desktop pretty easily. However my MBP often uses 4.5 to 7.2GB due to my use and thats not with VM. Usually just a bunch of tabs open with Itunes, office, and pdf editors.
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you said you always try to close everything, but now... you wont have to
     
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