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Old August 12, 2013, 09:53 AM
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with the speed of memory these days, unless you're overclocking, there's not much to gain I find from lower latency ram. Best bet is to look at your motherboard specs, and see what the fastest ram it supports is and go for that in whatever capacity you want.

I find 8gb is the sweetspot these days for most people, not myself, I run 16gb because I know I use it. I have chrome using 5.8gb of ram alone right now

for brand recommendations, any of the common names really, I find myself buying either kingston, corsair, and g.skill, though I did get a mushkin kit recently enough. Whatever you get, look for lifetime warranty, which most decent ram these days tends to carry
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How much porn do you have to watch to have Chrome use 5+ gb of ram?
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Old August 12, 2013, 01:43 PM
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From recent reviews I have seem 95% of programs favour a higher clock speed over tighter timings. That said the gains by going above 1600mhz are not substantial (unless you have an AMD APU and are using integrated graphics...then get as fast of ram as you can).
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Old August 12, 2013, 10:26 PM
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How much porn do you have to watch to have Chrome use 5+ gb of ram?
LMAO, not so much porn, just, I tend to search things, and stumble upon neat stuff I want to try, so rather than bookmark the page, I just leave the tab open for later (later = typically 6m to 1y for me), and move with what I was doing. I never use bookmarks, so for me the bookmarks are like a black hole to nowhere. Right now I think I have about 200-300 tabs open. Chrome used to use closer to 7gb on me until I setup my pfsense firewall to do some content filtering. java and flash really suck for memory usage
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Old August 15, 2013, 04:41 PM
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Hmm, I've already bought this for 67$

Worth it to return it and get the ddr-2133 CL11 for 73$?

And this is exactly what I was wondering. Differences such as ddr-2133 CL11 vs ddr-1600 CL9. Tradeoff between higher clock but also higher latency
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Old August 28, 2013, 07:11 PM
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Something like "you will never need more then 640k of memory"?

Never say never, it will only come back to haunt you (especially if you become famous)
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