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Urotsukidoji August 1, 2008 05:17 AM

Is there any reason to have 8 GB of RAM?
 
Please excuse my ignorance, but is there any reason to get 8 GBs of RAM as opposed to 4? I had the rig listed below built recently, but as RAM is so cheap these days, Iím wondering if I should drop another $100 to boost it to 8 GB. Are there any games out there these days (Iím looking at you Crysis) that would even utilize the extra RAM, or would I just be wasting my $.

DK2 August 1, 2008 05:30 AM

Crysis? its a 32 bit Application, so no gain there.
I don't know of any games that are 64 bit, because that would mean they would not
run on XP, or Vista 32. Only Vista64.

Chos3n August 1, 2008 05:50 AM

Your answer is : Vista

enaberif August 1, 2008 06:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urotsukidoji (Post 75089)
Please excuse my ignorance, but is there any reason to get 8 GBs of RAM as opposed to 4? I had the rig listed below built recently, but as RAM is so cheap these days, Iím wondering if I should drop another $100 to boost it to 8 GB. Are there any games out there these days (Iím looking at you Crysis) that would even utilize the extra RAM, or would I just be wasting my $.

Nope.

Apps are 32bit and limited to 2gb of space.

Squeetard August 1, 2008 07:04 AM

I'm running vista 64 and I've yet to see over 2gb of ram usage. I even have my page file turned off.

Chos3n August 1, 2008 07:11 AM

I would say 4GB is the sweet spot right now. Sure 2GB of good RAM will be good, running Vista with 4GB is even better.

Squeetard August 1, 2008 07:18 AM

I do have 4gb, never seen more than 2 used though. I have mem usage on constant display on my G15.

Mars August 1, 2008 07:21 AM

If you need more than 4gb of ram, you'll know it, and won't have to ask. ;)

Squeetard August 1, 2008 07:24 AM

Ahhh, the ever helpfull blue screen of handy information.

0xcooooooo5b

CanadaRox August 1, 2008 07:53 AM

As of now, no game that I know of uses >4GB even running Vista 64. The only reason I could see getting 8GB of RAM would be if you do a lot of video editing or 3D work, or if you were building a server which could actually use it.


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