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

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User Info: LB3

LB3
2 months ago#61
Dont "need" it but it never hurts to have. If you multitask, do video and/or picture editing or other large programs that can benefit then you may need it, for game not so much but hey better to have and not need then to need and not have.

User Info: arleas

arleas
2 months ago#62
Son, you ask "Why should I get 32GB of RAM?" I have just one word for you. Monorail...
http://i.imgur.com/qODrC4Y.png
no wait, I mean, ThunderCougarFalconBird...
http://i.imgur.com/Yqt2zZs.jpg
No wait I mean, RAMDISK.


Seriously, you could probably still squeak by on 4GB of RAM if you wanted to.... doesn't mean everyone should do it.

Also, I only just started up my computer a few minutes ago so my RAM usage is really low:
http://i.imgur.com/CdQliYI.png

BUT It keeps stuff cached so that if I need to load it again later I get a bit of extra speed there as well.

I'm sure if I check back later I'll probably have closer to 12GB used (I don't need 472 tabs open so I'll never see the massive usage some of you get)
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User Info: Tyranius2

Tyranius2
2 months ago#63
Marikhen posted...
And I'm using Windows 7 with no games up, and I'm sitting at 7434MB or so used. Just four Firefox windows with maybe 20-25 loaded tabs and another 40-50 unloaded tabs using up 1.6GB, and my normal assortment of "always on" software. Visual Studio, Outlook, Notepad++, Glyph, Excel, etc.

Hell, my PC's up time is up to 18 days, 17 hours so I'm sure that has some effect on things

All sorts of things out there make the "oh you only need" argument a bigger crock of crap than when Peter Pan took a dump in Hook's nemesis' taxidermied corpse.


Goes with what I said, the more RAM you have, the more your system is gonna use. Until we get confirmed reports of someone's windows using 7GB RAM out of 8GBs, your account means nothing. I could run the exact same programs you're running and I bet I would have a lot lower RAM usage. Notice how all the "my system is using 10GBs while idling!!!" posts are made by people who have upwards of 16+ of RAM?
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User Info: Blarghinston

Blarghinston
2 months ago#64
I've seen games use more than 8GB of ram and it's cheap as f***
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User Info: threedown

threedown
2 months ago#65
I probably don't need it for gaming, but I was thinking of upgrading to 32 just for oculus medium alone, some larger high res sculpts take up alot. I get by with 16 but I do on occasion feel the limitations.

User Info: MASKOAAA

MASKOAAA
2 months ago#66
How slow is your internet that you need that many tabs open that's illogical websites load instantly for me hence why I use book marks and how can you even be interested in that many sites????
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MASKOAAA
2 months ago#67
LB3 posted...
Dont "need" it but it never hurts to have. If you multitask, do video and/or picture editing or other large programs that can benefit then you may need it, for game not so much but hey better to have and not need then to need and not have.


Actually it's better to not have it and need it bc if you have it and don't need it you wasted money.
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User Info: arleas

arleas
2 months ago#68
MASKOAAA posted...
it's better to not have it and need it

Uh... what?

MASKOAAA posted...
if you have it and don't need it you wasted money

If you have it and don't need it you can come up with ways to use it. If you don't have it and need it, then it's much harder to come up with ways around it. I mean, yeah you can use the page file.... but ugh. I bought it because at the time, RAM was cheap.

how about this: If buying RAM is such a big deal that you're going to stay awake at night thinking about if you need it or not, or should you buy it or not, then maybe you should save your money. If you have money to spare, it's not that big of an expense and it's not like it expires or something.

Worst possible case scenario: You don't need the RAM that bad, but you need the money so you take out a stick or two and sell it.
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User Info: bikeblaster

bikeblaster
2 months ago#69
I use over 8GB of RAM all the time. Any game that uses over 4GB of RAM will be really uncomfortable to play with 8GB of RAM.

User Info: mariopaper

mariopaper
2 months ago#70
MASKOAAA posted...
LB3 posted...
Dont "need" it but it never hurts to have. If you multitask, do video and/or picture editing or other large programs that can benefit then you may need it, for game not so much but hey better to have and not need then to need and not have.


Actually it's better to not have it and need it bc if you have it and don't need it you wasted money.

I rather waste money than be put in a position where I need something but don't have because I'm too cheap to get it. In the end, if I really needed it, I would eventually buy it anyways.
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