Should I upgrade to 8gb of RAM?

Should I upgrade to 8gb of RAM?

Thread started by Edddy1337 on Thursday, 1:53am August 4th with 9 replies. Views: 4,010

Edddy1337
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My friend recently bought 8gb of RAM, he claims he opens programmes quicker and supposedly more RAM helps when playing battlefield. The RAM I have now is decent, i have 4gb which I would say is enough.
Is there much more of an advantage having 8gb of RAM or should I stick with 4gb?
Posted 1:53am Aug 4th 11
zabreklz
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8 gb is awesome if you have the money. It doesn't do that much when playing games, but if you are into video editing and/or photoshop stuff it makes those programs run much faster.
Posted 2:18am Aug 4th 11
Spicy
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if you have money to spend on this, go :)
otherwise i'd say 4 gb is enough
Posted 3:34am Aug 4th 11
Crazeh
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www.downloadmoreram.com/
Posted 5:27am Aug 4th 11
SNWZY3
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Completely depends on your OS.

AFAIK, Windows 32 bit only utilises 4gb of RAM.

If you're playing BF:BC2 then 4gm is plenty, he might have a 64bit/
Posted 11:20am Aug 4th 11
orixzz
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Completely depends on your OS.

AFAIK, Windows 32 bit only utilises 4gb of RAM.

If you're playing BF:BC2 then 4gm is plenty, he might have a 64bit/

Quote from SNWZY3 on the 4th of August 2011

+1
Posted 11:37am Aug 4th 11
tOBESKi
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wont make a huge difference to gaming, rendering and video chew ram if thats your bag.
Posted 5:19pm Aug 8th 11
Loffee
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Like above said, It wont affect gaming. But if your rendering movies a lot, it's deffo worth it!
Posted 5:24pm Aug 8th 11
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www.downloadmoreram.com/

Quote from Crazehh on the 4th of August 2011
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Posted 5:35pm Aug 8th 11
nop
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It can affect your gaming.
Especially playing games with big maps (like Battlefield? not sure).

More RAM is not only affecting render speeds, but encoding/decoding in general (like working with .rar files) also allows you to open more applications at the same time but then you'll need a good CPU which utilizes this RAM.

Also need x64 architecture.
Posted 4:20pm Aug 13th 11