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You guys probably think I am really stupid for asking, but I am not very experienced with PC's so I wouldn't know.

I have 4GB of RAM but I have never even used more than 3GB, even when having a huge amount of applications open. Is there a certain task people do which requires like 16+ GB of RAM?

Hell, Apple's Server Mac Pro's can be shipped with 64GB Ram if you want. Isn't that just overkill?
I have 6GB and when I do video encoding Im using almost all of it. I have a 8GB set already for my future SB or BD rig.
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post #13 of 20
My brother plays 4-5 games at the same time and uses 10-12gb of ram.
EDIT
I do video editing. I usually do 3 or 4 at a time and I use all of my memory.
Edited by dixson01974 - 4/5/11 at 5:17pm
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post #14 of 20
Some applications are just better/smarter with memory than others.

For example, I design chips, I need to run simulations. One tool uses >24gb of memory for a large simulation. The other tool uses <4gb of memory.

The difference between the two is the cost of the tool and I'll give you a clue, 96gb of memory is cheaper than the cost of the "better" tool.
     
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I'm just browsing and I have > 3GB in use. 12GB doesn't seem like much to me any more.
    
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post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by dixson01974 View Post
My brother plays 4-5 games at the same time and uses 10-12gb of ram.
He must be an insane multitasking god.
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He must be an insane multitasking god.
I can barely keep up on 3 games at a time.
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post #18 of 20
People need to keep in mind that newer Windows OS's (e.g. Vista and higher) make extensive use of paging. The more RAM you have, the more Windows is going to cache commonly used files.
    
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post #19 of 20
Video editing well utilizes my 8GB RAM. Probably one of the best upgrades for me specific to video editing.
post #20 of 20
Sony Vegas eats my ram like I eat cheese. A lot.
    
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