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How much of a performance increase from going from 4 to 8 gigs of ram?

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User Info: Cyun

5 years ago#1
My specs are
GTX 570- 930 core clock and 2260 memory clock

i5 2500k @ 4.0Ghz


User Info: CuteBeans

5 years ago#2

Most of the time, there is little increase.

User Info: DarkZV2Beta

5 years ago#3
Most of the time, none.
In the rare cases you're playing a game that uses more memory(or if you like to leave applications open), it'll significantly reduce hitches.
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User Info: ShadowSkill11

5 years ago#5
Maybe. It depends. Then again RAM is so cheap nowadays. What does it matter?

User Info: godplaysSNES

5 years ago#6
Double check that your OS is 64-bit
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5 years ago#7
None , or a lot, depending on what you do with your computer. When it comes to RAM, as long as you do not run out an increase is pretty much pointless. If you run into situations where you would like to use more then the existing 4GB, then an upgrade to 8GB is well worth it.

That said, most people with typical use will rarely go over 4GB, though recently there have been some games that do use so much RAM that upgrading may be worth it, depending on what other things you have running / whether you keep open the browser while gaming and things like this.
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User Info: Fade2black001

5 years ago#8
What game(s) use 8GB of RAM?
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User Info: Dragnfyr

5 years ago#9
Fade2black001 posted...
What game(s) use 8GB of RAM?

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User Info: thaandiesel

5 years ago#10
^bf3 with one tab(battlelog) uses moer than 4, i know that. its about the only game *stock* that i know of that uses moer than 3 gigs of ram. you can tell games like minecraft or skyrim to use more ram through mods.

like the second post, most of the time, there is nill performance increase, but there is a need for it in some shape or form.
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