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I got 16GB of RAM. upgrade? yes or no

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1 year ago#1
Windows 7
i7 3770
nVidia 670 GTX 2GB
256MB SSD

Worth it to upgrade, or wait for the price to drop. I noticed my system was a tad sluggish the other day when it notmally isnt. I usually run Dual monitors and multitask.
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1 year ago#2
Just to be clear, you currently have 16 GB of RAM and you're asking whether an upgrade from that would be a good idea? Whether or not you need more depends entirely on what you're doing... that your computer got a "tad sluggish the other day" is too vague to make any conclusions. If and when that happens again, you need to take a look at your memory utilization in Task Manager (or a similar utility). If you're not at 100% memory utilization, then you don't need more RAM... pretty simple.
Using dual monitors has no impact on RAM utilization.
Also note that if you're using Windows 7 Home Premium, you cannot use more than 16 GB of RAM.
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1 year ago#3
16gb and you need more?? your ram had nothing to do with your sluggish performance unless you were encoding video whole playing a game while having 20 tabs open while watching youtube while watching japanese American and Brazilian porn all at once. Even then i doubt you'll need more ram.

I still have 4gb and I barely encounter any sluggishness.
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1 year ago#4
tigerex777 posted...
16th and you need more?? your ram had nothing to do with your sluggish performance unless you were encoding video whole playing a game while having 20 tabs open while watching youtube while watching japanese American and Brazilian porn all at once. Even then i doubt you'll need more ram.

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1 year ago#5
Anything less than 64GB is trash.
1 year ago#6
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1 year ago#7
If you have Windows 7 Home Premium, I'm pretty sure the most you can actually use is 16GB
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1 year ago#8
Lvthn posted...
Anything less than 64GB is trash.
1 year ago#9
Lvthn posted...
Anything less than 64GB is trash.


Anything less than 256GB and you might as well just buy an Xbone.
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1 year ago#10
MaxCHEATER64 posted...
Lvthn posted...
Anything less than 64GB is trash.


Anything less than 256GB and you might as well just buy an Xbone.


Forget SSD's, s'all about dem ramdisks, son.
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