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

#1Spidey555Posted 8/13/2013 9:01:05 AM
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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#2romsnbombsPosted 8/13/2013 9:03:33 AM
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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#3samurai1900Posted 8/13/2013 9:03:39 AM
If you do heavy photoshopping, rendering and all that, then yes.

It is nice for a RAM disk too.
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#4Spidey555(Topic Creator)Posted 8/13/2013 9:04:31 AM
Nah just mostly game playing and that is it.
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#5Dark_SpiretPosted 8/13/2013 9:04:49 AM
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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#6ThePCElitistPosted 8/13/2013 9:12:34 AM
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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#7mrCubePosted 8/13/2013 9:19:05 AM
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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#8Incendia_IntusPosted 8/13/2013 9:29:54 AM
The only game I've had problems with on 8GB of RAM is a very heavily modded Skyrim.
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#9HydroCannabinolPosted 8/13/2013 9:45:01 AM
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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#10romsnbombsPosted 8/13/2013 9:46:59 AM
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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