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User Info: AtomicPenguin76

AtomicPenguin76
3 years ago#61
kocrachon posted...
I bought 16 gigs of ram for my new PC. And anyone who says I will never need that much.

Yesterday while playing BF4, I hit 7.6 gigs of usage. And that is on my current 8 gigs setup (my new parts show up monday).

So 8 gigs is becoming the minimum for high end gamign now.


That's because the game has a memory leak, not because you actually need 16gb for a gaming rig.

You don't.


A link some people might find useful, I think.

http://www.techbuyersguru.com/RAMgaming.php

User Info: Volebamus

Volebamus
3 years ago#62
I still have the impression that 16gb isn't worth it over 8gb unless you actually know what you'll need the extra memory for.

Unless your PC components are all generally high tier, $50 towards the extra 8gb memory will seem negligible especially when you compare it to what an extra $50 toward the GPU or monitor would've got you.
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User Info: ab2c4

ab2c4
3 years ago#63
Yes since I don't want to have to worry about upgrading the RAM in the next few years. I bought the 16gb of RAM about a year ago and it was only $70 back then.

User Info: OmniNakago

OmniNakago
3 years ago#64
I have 12 GB since I multitask a lot, 8 GB wasn't sufficient, and my friend had an extra stick of ram.
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User Info: daftpunk_mk5

daftpunk_mk5
3 years ago#65
I use 12GB, tri-channel.
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User Info: Kaijuu

Kaijuu
3 years ago#66
No, I rarely even get close to needing the 8 I have.
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User Info: doctoglethorpe

doctoglethorpe
3 years ago#67
Here's the thing, by the time more then 8GB of DDR3 RAM will be worth considering, at least for gaming, DDR4 will be taking over. You aren't future-proofing your system by buying more older RAM then you actually need now when newer better RAM is right around the corner.

I'd bet most of the people who insist on 16+GB DDR3 today are going to be DDR4 early adopters. What was the point then eh?

I'm perfectly happy with sitting on 8GB's for now. More then that for the vast majority of PC users is just completely wasted or at best so rarely utilized it still isn't worth the money that could be put towards a better GPU or something.

If you have completely disposable income though, I guess you may as well.. dispose of it. *shrug*

User Info: schadow

schadow
3 years ago#68
lol ram r fo sissiz
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User Info: mrCube

mrCube
3 years ago#69
doctoglethorpe posted...
Here's the thing, by the time more then 8GB of DDR3 RAM will be worth considering, at least for gaming, DDR4 will be taking over. You aren't future-proofing your system by buying more older RAM then you actually need now when newer better RAM is right around the corner.

I'd bet most of the people who insist on 16+GB DDR3 today are going to be DDR4 early adopters. What was the point then eh?


Because they need 16GB today? You might not need that much, but that doesn't mean nobody does. Believe it or not some people use their computers for more than games and porn. And why would you assume people who have 16GB are going to be early adopters of DDR4? They'll probably switch when it makes sense to upgrade, not just because a new technology is out.

I'm perfectly happy with sitting on 8GB's for now. More then that for the vast majority of PC users is just completely wasted or at best so rarely utilized it still isn't worth the money that could be put towards a better GPU or something.

If you have completely disposable income though, I guess you may as well.. dispose of it. *shrug*


Again, it's like you're assuming everyone has the same exact usage requirements of their computers as you. You're not a power user. Some people are.
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User Info: Tivor

Tivor
3 years ago#70
I do lots of photo editing in Lightroom and Photoshop. I need and love my 16 gigs of RAM.
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