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Old December 8, 2009, 11:40 AM
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unless you're using RAM eating programs, i think 4 GB is ok.
lately, i've been doing some work with Photoshop, and after a while 4GB was not enough, because of the "history" it was keeping in memory; once i cleared the memory of that, it was ok, but i lost the possibility of using that history after it was cleared.
I think someone who heavily uses Photoshop would better get 8GB of RAM.

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Old December 8, 2009, 12:17 PM
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My System Specs


I like to run Windows with no page file because the physical RAM is faster than the page file located on an HD (even if it is an SSD). However with 4GB of RAM, I frequently get a notice of "out of memory".

I, too have another kit of 4GB DDR3-2000 on the way. 8GB is the sweet spot.

Launching GTA4 would usually result in an out of memory message. Also, flight simulator x would cause this message when running it on dual 22 inch screens with Eyefinity enabled on my 5870.

4GB isn't as sufficient as it used to be back in the day, eh?
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Old December 10, 2009, 05:51 PM
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I made the switch last night as well and im running the same 4gb ddr2 and so far running my everyday tasks on vista compared to this Win 7 seems to manage memory a lot better except for Firefox its using 200mb i thought they fixed the memory leak>??
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