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How much Ram do you really need to play games, i see some using 32gigs.

#1xavieris1984Posted 9/7/2013 10:14:37 AM
I mean the last i checked games were using no more than 4 gigs of ram not 16, 32, or 64, so what is the point, Benchmarking?? or to showoff?
#2MasterDonGeroPosted 9/7/2013 10:17:05 AM
Do you think that computers can only be used for gaming?
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#3xavieris1984(Topic Creator)Posted 9/7/2013 10:18:58 AM
Yes but i am just talking about gaming?
#4Enigma149Posted 9/7/2013 10:21:15 AM(edited)
There're more uses for computers than just gaming.

But for gaming, some very high-spec computers have more RAM just-in-case, or for future-proofing (though, generally-speaking, the people that build these computers just build another one in a few years, anyway). At the same time, there are some games that use more than 4 GB. Still other uses include running multiple games at once and RAM drives.
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#5xavieris1984(Topic Creator)Posted 9/7/2013 10:21:38 AM
okay so here is my question if i am playing one game at a time, then 4-8gigs of ram should be plenty right, i dont play two games at one time?
#6jake-sfPosted 9/7/2013 10:23:00 AM
You don't need more than 8 gb, no. Not in any gaming instances I know of so far. What games even uses 4 gb? Yes, 4 gb is not enough because there's more running on your computer than just the game (personally I use 2.26gb idle..!), but so far as to say a game actively takes 4 gb on its own? Thats a number I haven't personally seen.

I've seen some go as far as 2 gb though. That means 4 gb of ram is not, in my opinion, quite enough for an ideal performance. You'd want 8 gb.
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#7Reaper_MinionPosted 9/7/2013 10:23:13 AM
Anything more than 8GB is overkill for gaming.
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#8WerdnAndreWPosted 9/7/2013 10:23:51 AM
xavieris1984 posted...
okay so here is my question if i am playing one game at a time, then 4-8gigs of ram should be plenty right, i dont play two games at one time?

I would say 4gb is the minimum and 8gb would be best.
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#9Reaper_MinionPosted 9/7/2013 10:24:45 AM
jake-sf posted...
You don't need more than 8 gb, no. Not in any gaming instances I know of so far. What games even uses 4 gb? Yes, 4 gb is not enough because there's more running on your computer than just the game (personally I use 2.26gb idle..!), but so far as to say a game actively takes 4 gb on its own? Thats a number I haven't personally seen.

I've seen some go as far as 2 gb though. That means 4 gb of ram is not, in my opinion, quite enough for an ideal performance. You'd want 8 gb.


A huge part of that 2.26GB is just reserved because it's available. It's not actually used by the system.
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#10xavieris1984(Topic Creator)Posted 9/7/2013 10:25:04 AM
last question from me, what is 64 gigs of ram used for, paper weight or what?