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  1. sd4f's Avatar
    I have 16gb of DDR3, currently 2x8gb, would go to 32gb except my CPU cooler is obstructing one slot.

    16gb currently is plenty for desktop use. Few programs will take advantage of more ram. My attitude is simple; why not? I'd have enough to fiddle around with a ram drive then.
    Guytronic and Josiah23 like this.
    04-20-2017 08:41 PM
  2. Guytronic's Avatar
    Think I might need another 8gig in my recently purchased notebook.

    Looks like it will drain about 57 us dollars out of my wallet to get to 16 gig.
    Heck I'm still not sure what RAM actually does 🤓
    Josiah23 likes this.
    04-20-2017 08:45 PM
  3. sd4f's Avatar
    Heck I'm still not sure what RAM actually does
    Basically it's a buffer for storing information in order to help reduce bottlenecks.

    SSD's/HDD's are the solution to very large storage, but they're comparatively slow to RAM. Ram is much faster, so information that will need to be processed, or if space permits, might be processed, gets stored there.

    The advantage of more ram, to a point is that your PC will basically be able to bite off more to chew at a time, without having to go back to the SSD/HDD for more data. Going to the HDD/SSD is slow by comparison.
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    04-20-2017 09:18 PM
  4. Peter1984's Avatar
    I have several computers

    Desktop: has 2x 16GB = 32 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3000. This is my VR build so I wanted to make sure that it more then enough RAM so i could run VR via my HTC Vive at a min of 2160*1200 @ 90hz and on my monitor 3840X2160 @ 60hz. Next purchase will be a 4k monitor that runs at 120hz plus (the new ROG Predators look absolutely stunning).

    Its also my backup work machine for running ultra big chunky datasets (like 1GB plus with 12-15 calculations on 5-10 million values)

    Laptop 1 - Dell E7470: Just upgraded to 2x 8GB = 16 GB Kingston DDR4-2400. I extract lots of data from production servers using SQL so yeah -Xmx8096 baby!

    Laptop 2 - HP Omen ax033TX with 8GB of DDR4 something. Just got this machine and am quite impressed with its performance. Not entirely sure i'll be running much on it that even needs 8GB.
    08-07-2017 10:10 PM
  5. Jlogan1132's Avatar
    I'm still with 8GB ...
    08-07-2017 11:09 PM
  6. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I currently have 16 GB of Corsair Vengeance DDR4 in my gaming PC. Got it as a pair. I have the same set in my Linux PC, and I'm thinking of cutting that down to a pair of 4, and moving the other 16 to my gaming PC.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-15-2017 09:58 AM
  7. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    8Gb is the most I've ever had in a computer, I usually get by with 4GB and that's while I'm editing photos.

    I don't know, I've never kept more than a few web pages open at once and I close most programs when I'm done using them, a lot of running tasks feel like unnecessary clutter.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    09-29-2017 05:47 PM
  8. Bobvfr's Avatar
    Just to throw a spanner in the works, I have 14g in my PC, it came with 2g in one slot, the shop I bought the rest from only had three 4g's so I stuck them in hence the slightly odd arrangement.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    09-30-2017 06:32 AM
  9. xfatalx zero's Avatar
    I've got 64GB Corsair Vengeance only using 2133Mhz so it'll last me quite awhile!
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-13-2017 09:59 AM
  10. jaxtn's Avatar
    I've got 16gb, I don't really need much more than that
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    02-08-2018 01:35 AM
  11. xandros9's Avatar
    Not too long ago I got an older MacBook on eBay and it came with 16 GB RAM, a nice step up from before but still I'll be hard pressed to use it all - even when I fire up a VM.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    02-12-2018 08:25 PM
  12. sporosarcina's Avatar
    Really depends on usage. On my Surface 3 there is 4GB and it can handle light productivity, multimedia and retro gaming. My main rigs have 8 right now, but I only go to 1080p gaming.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    02-12-2018 09:51 PM
  13. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I just got a new laptop in December 2017, and it has 8 GB RAM.
    02-13-2018 04:43 AM
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