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Any real benefit upgrading from 8gb DDR3 to 16gb DDR3?

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2 years ago#1
Wasn't sure if it was worth it or not, or even if anything actually utilizes that much for it to be worth it?
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2 years ago#2
No, you're fine with 8GB. For games anyway, I don't know about 64 bit apps like movie and photo editing.
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2 years ago#3
If you do heavy photoshopping, rendering and all that, then yes.

It is nice for a RAM disk too.
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2 years ago#4
Nah just mostly game playing and that is it.
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2 years ago#5
as said, for gaming, no. 8gb is more than enough atleast right now. for everything outside of that it can come in handy.
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2 years ago#6
Some MMORPG's eat up ram but that's really it for gaming. One I play makes my ram usage peak around 8 GB's
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2 years ago#7
I can have DayZ, Chivalry, and a Minecraft server running on Linux on a virtual machine all going at the same time and still not use 8GB of RAM. 8 gigs is fine for most people.
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2 years ago#8
The only game I've had problems with on 8GB of RAM is a very heavily modded Skyrim.
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2 years ago#9
mrCube posted...
I can have DayZ, Chivalry, and a Minecraft server running on Linux on a virtual machine all going at the same time and still not use 8GB of RAM. 8 gigs is fine for most people.


This entirely depends on how much RAM you allocate for your virtual machine haha... FAIL.

I can have 0 programs running on my VM and it will use 16 gigs of RAM. What the deuce.
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2 years ago#10
Incendia_Intus posted...
The only game I've had problems with on 8GB of RAM is a very heavily modded Skyrim.


Yeah right. Show me the memory usage graph in task manager or process explorer?
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