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How much RAM does your computer use?

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September 15, 2013 7:46:14 PM

I'm using 6.7 GB while gaming and 3.5GB under normal usage. Seems like an awful lot

Do you think I need to upgrade my ram from 8 GB to 16GB?

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a b 4 Gaming
September 15, 2013 7:54:23 PM

you stiil safe and dont need to upgrade to 16 gig,i gor 4 gig and use only 1.6 gig and it max at 3 on heavy load in games .
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a b 4 Gaming
September 15, 2013 7:55:51 PM

If you're running out of memory and programs are crashing, yes you should upgrade. If not, then don't worry about it. So games can take advantage of the extra ram. You'll know when you really need to upgrade.
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September 15, 2013 8:05:43 PM

I haven't used more than 3.6GB ever.
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a b 4 Gaming
September 15, 2013 9:30:16 PM

It is hard to tell what you are actually using/needing. Windows keeps code in ram in anticipation of reuse.
If you have any significant demand page faults, then you have too little ram.
All games I know of are built around 32 bits which can use 2-3gb by itself.
Unless you are doing other multitasking, then 8gb seems to be the sweet spot.
That said, ram is cheap, I like 16gb. It seems to make a pc more responsive.
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September 15, 2013 9:35:05 PM

I myself am rocking 16gb or vengeance ram. I play games decode/encode and burn two different movies all at once and never come close to maxing out on my ram.

if you are just playing games and maybe playing some music or streaming. you are fine.
Do keep in mind any add ons to your game will also use ram to run.

iobit has some software out that will enable you to set your system on game mode. this kills every process that is not directly needed by the operating system and the game you are playing.
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September 15, 2013 9:35:08 PM

What's your build?
I have a hard time believing you would use 6.7Gb in games for gaming you use a maxium of 4gb ram
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a b 4 Gaming
September 15, 2013 9:35:46 PM

Right now with just chrome, I'm at 1.8gb. You should go to the processes tab in task manager to see what's using it all.

Cached ram is not counted in memory used so it is easy to tell.
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September 16, 2013 5:06:40 AM

Tera Online uses 3 GB by itself.
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