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Well I guess I could ask this but for gaming will having 8 GB of ram make any difference from a 4 GB? Or if play games, listen to music, watch youtube, watch DVDs, etc you don't need 6 GB or 8 GB? It seems like people who photo or movie edit needs 8 GB or more but for people who play games like Crysis, Crysis 2, The Sims 3, StarCraft 2, etc will you need more than 4 GB?


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generally no you wont need more than 4gb for gaming
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I seen some people say that 8 GB is not enough but I think those are people who do more than games. But I just wanted to know that in a year or two will games need more than 4 GB or will run better if had more than 4 GB? Also will those games I listed will run better with more than 4 GB of ram?
    
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4 is fine with me. SC2 uses 2gb of ram, while windows 7 uses 1 which = 3. 4gbs of ram is fine for gaming unless you are doing videos etc
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Well right now I saw on Newegg.com they are selling two 4 GB DDR3 sticks for notebooks for $70 with free shipping so I thought I should get it but I guess I don't really need to since it seems like you are saying that 4 GB is enough. I thought maybe it would run the games better with 8 GB.
    
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Well right now I saw on Newegg.com they are selling two 4 GB DDR3 sticks for notebooks for $70 with free shipping so I thought I should get it but I guess I don't really need to since it seems like you are saying that 4 GB is enough. I thought maybe it would run the games better with 8 GB.
If you are talking about the notebook in your signature rig, then your graphics card is what's holding you back. Increasing the RAM won't help you in games at all, especially in that.

But even then, it is widely considered that 8GB of RAM will offer little to no performance increase in games right now.
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post #7 of 9
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Well maybe today games will not make any difference with having 8 GB of ram but in two years will games run better with 8 GB? Or do you think games will never need more than 4 GB?
    
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Also will two 4 GB sticks to go upto 8 GB will get cheaper after a year or two?
    
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Don't play games on laptops.
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