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  1. 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 🤓
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    04-20-2017 07:45 PM
  2. 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 08:18 PM
  3. 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 09:10 PM
  4. Jlogan1132's Avatar
    I'm still with 8GB ...
    08-07-2017 10:09 PM
  5. 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 08:58 AM
  6. 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 04:47 PM
  7. 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 05:32 AM
  8. xfatalx zero's Avatar
    I've got 64GB Corsair Vengeance only using 2133Mhz so it'll last me quite awhile!
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    10-13-2017 08:59 AM
  9. 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.
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    02-12-2018 07:25 PM
  10. 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 08:51 PM
  11. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I just got a new laptop in December 2017, and it has 8 GB RAM.
    02-13-2018 03:43 AM
  12. lamblumo's Avatar
    For my current built mere 4 GB DDR3 1066 MHz :( however I shall be soon building one from system integrator ANT PC and shall be having atleast 32 Gigs of DDR4 Ram <3
    03-02-2018 11:59 PM
  13. raycpl's Avatar
    My Acer has 4GB, a budget laptop so no complaints...

    ... !
    03-03-2018 02:24 AM
  14. nate0's Avatar
    I have 4x2GB sticks (8GB) of DDR2 ECC Ram. It can run 16GB but I have not seen the need yet for what I do.

    The system I have is older server grade hardware running W10 Pro 64 bit. It is an older Sun Microsystems Ultra 24 with an Intel x38 chipset board. Has lots of cool features like Intel RAID and a Sun storage backplane for 4 drives which includes SAS capability (which I will never need). It is running a version of American Megatrends bios which Sun did some cool stuff with that for its time is really cool work with even now.
    04-01-2018 08:15 PM
  15. kdk24z's Avatar
    I have two sets of Corsair - Dominator Platinum 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3466 Memory for a total of 128 GB. Why? I don't know. It was back when I built a gaming PC and it was before the price of RAM went sky high. The only reason I went with 128 GB is because that would max out my motherboard and I had been working a LOT of overtime and had the money to spend. That was my motivation for that build - max out the entire thing.

    I'm ashamed to admit that the only games I've played lately is solitaire and Mahjong Tiles. Hey, I've been busy with work. Maybe when I retire I can start playing other games. :-)
    06-25-2019 12:41 PM
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