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Why do a lot of people pretend they need more than 8gb of RAM?

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User Info: toyota

toyota
2 months ago#1
Most people here would be absolutely fine with 8gb so why is 16 gb always pushed for builds?

User Info: MasterFeeler

MasterFeeler
2 months ago#2
We don't pretend.

We have money.
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User Info: MASKOAAA

MASKOAAA
2 months ago#3
MasterFeeler posted...
We don't pretend.

We have money.


I have money why haven't I added more ram?
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User Info: King_Gheedorah

King_Gheedorah
2 months ago#4
Video capture, live streaming, work, editing software, etc...

Whodathought a gaming comp, for more than just gaming....
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User Info: Otimus

Otimus
2 months ago#5
Because 16GB is more flexable and a better value per GB than 8GB, even if it isn't needed.

I didn't really need 16GB in my new build, but I got it anyways because it was a better value.

Better to have too much than not enough for not much of a higher price. (This was before prices got higher, though)


That being said, for gaming, 8GB is enough in 99.99% of situations and people who say otherwise are wrong 99.99% of the time.
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User Info: Doublesouba

Doublesouba
2 months ago#6
Because it will be the new standard soon. Just look at Mass Effect Andromeda. I had frame drops all over the place, then I upgraded to 16gb of RAM, no more frame drops. There are other games too that recommend 12gb of RAM. Sure, it may be because the devs are too lazy to properly optimize their games for PC, but that's irrelevant. Games are requiring more RAM, so you need more RAM. 8gb just isn't enough anymore. So if you're building a new PC, why would you not get at least 16gb?
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User Info: MasterFeeler

MasterFeeler
2 months ago#7
MASKOAAA posted...
MasterFeeler posted...
We don't pretend.

We have money.


I have money why haven't I added more ram?


Because $5 isn't enuf to buy a ram stick.
i5-3570k, 8gb, R9 270
i5-5200u, 8gb, 940m

User Info: KamenRiderBlade

KamenRiderBlade
2 months ago#8
We have $$ and want more RAM
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User Info: Spaced92

Spaced92
2 months ago#9
You don't need it for gaming, I need it for work.
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User Info: JohnTidor

JohnTidor
2 months ago#10
Because 8GB isn't enough when you have open world games pushing 6-7GB.
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