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Old 07-04-12, 09:24 AM   #1
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Default 8 GB Ram the most we will ever need ?

Im strictly talking about gaming and when its time to update to Win 7 64 bit. Ive heard that 8 GB RAM is the max we will ever need, is that a true or false statement? Please help!

Update: I meant to play them so called "Maxed out" at 1920 x 1080.

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Old 07-04-12, 09:26 AM   #2
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What kind of game?
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Old 07-04-12, 09:28 AM   #3
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Any game thats for PC.
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Old 07-04-12, 09:28 AM   #4
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No that is totally untrue.
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Old 07-04-12, 09:29 AM   #5
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Ok, whats the recommended size ?
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Old 07-04-12, 09:33 AM   #6
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Ok, whats the recommended size ?
at the moment, 8gb is perfectly fine. I've got Lego batman 2 VLC Ghost of reacon chrome and 10 tabs origin steam open and only using 5Gb's of my 16Gb's of ram.
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Old 07-04-12, 09:42 AM   #7
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It can come down to what other programs you have running in the background. Sometime just shutting down a few programs can increase performance.
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Old 07-04-12, 09:55 AM   #8
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Bill Gates once said we'd never need more than 640Kb! LOL
If RAM prices keep dropping, software developers will always find use for more.
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Old 07-04-12, 10:11 AM   #9
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If its for gaming only, then even 4gb is WAY over the limit. 8gb is prolly only useful for multiboxing, emulating own private server or 4 different OSs at same time, etc etc...if youre a normal user ofc. For some pro users 32gb ram wouldnt be enough xD
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Old 07-04-12, 10:18 AM   #10
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And for such heavy weight games such as Witcher 2, Battlefield 3, Max Payne 3 to play them maxed out ? Ironically I can still play some of these games on XP SP 3 and they still look good and I only have a Geforce 8800 GTS and 2 GB ram! Max Payne 3 even gave me HIGH settings and it runs well too! Only game thats completely unacceptable to play is Just cause 2 which gives me perhaps 10-15 frames per second and that game is old!
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Old 07-04-12, 10:30 AM   #11
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Eventually we'll be loading the entire game into RAM and running from RAM with no read/writes to slow HDD or SSD. Massive servers exist where applications run stateless, that is that everything is booted and run in RAM with nothing running from HDD/SSD. Even SSD's are still the biggest I/O bottleneck in computing.
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Old 07-04-12, 10:46 AM   #12
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Eventually we'll be loading the entire game into RAM and running from RAM with no read/writes to slow HDD or SSD. Massive servers exist where applications run stateless, that is that everything is booted and run in RAM with nothing running from HDD/SSD. Even SSD's are still the biggest I/O bottleneck in computing.

I have been using a ram drive for years (only in the last 3 years has it fit the one or two games I play).

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Old 07-04-12, 10:47 AM   #13
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For now, 8 GB is enough for every game you run on your PC even if you do multitasking with gaming. That's enough RAM until DDR4 becomes adopted widely.
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Old 07-04-12, 11:02 AM   #14
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For now, 8 GB is enough for every game you run on your PC even if you do multitasking with gaming. That's enough RAM until DDR4 becomes adopted widely.
I multitask with an 8GB virtual machine (sometimes 2 x 5GB machines)... So I don't think 0GB (or -2GB) of ram would cut it for me.
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