Is It Nessary to Have Alot Of RAM

April 16, 2018 at 03:55:15
Specs: Windows 10
I was just wondering because I have a pc with 16gb with max being 64. I'm seriously thinking about taking it to that point but just want to know if its necessary and what does having a lot of ram really mean for a gaming rig with not really much in it in terms of software and s--- junk files? Also I'm running a i7 and plan on upgrading one day to an i9 and my gpu to a 1080 11gb card but keep the motherboard and 750w psu the same. Thoughts?

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April 16, 2018 at 05:55:13
More memory (RAM) allows you to run many programs at once and certain programs use a lot of memory such as Photoshop, Autocad, Video Editing Software, etc., for these more is always better. If you had 4 or 8GB of RAM I would recommend more as an advantage but 16GB should be enough for any game as far as I know and the few programs you may leave open at the same time. I do not think most gamers keep much open while gaming.
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#2
April 16, 2018 at 06:35:00
So you want to go the "simple route" when it comes to the hard drive but you want 64GB RAM & a $1000 i9 CPU?

When it comes to RAM, the rule of "diminishing returns" comes into play. What that means is, if you have 4GB RAM & double to 8GB, you should see a fairly significant performance boost. Double it again to 16GB & the performance boost won't be as much & will only come into play with RAM hungry apps. Double it again to 32GB, & it's doubtful you'll see much difference than 16GB unless you have extremely RAM hungry apps. Doubling it again to 64GB will only deplete your wallet. My advice is to stick with 16GB & invest your money elsewhere.

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#3
April 16, 2018 at 15:22:25
ok makes sense. I do do Video Editing from time to time but that's about it as for the excessive upgrades and skimping out on the HD well that just comes down to my preference and not wanting to spend 200 off the back for a small drive and ALSO not wanting to be bothered with a future upgrade that requires me to go back into my bios again.

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April 16, 2018 at 15:38:10
but thinking about it I really am tired of having to wait for my edits to be done before I can start up a game so I might at least bump it up to 32 so I can at least ply what ever I want and edit at the same time. Editing time will be shorter with higher ram correct?

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