Article on benefits of going beyond 4GB RAM? Tags: Future Article Ideas RAM Benchmark Memory Tom's Hardware Last response: September 8, 2010 9:05 PM in Site Feedback Share L0tus September 7, 2010 6:25:05 AM I've searched for this benchmark/review on Toms but haven't found it. All I found was the "Is Fast Memory Really Worth It?" piece. A "Is More Memory Really Worth It?" article would really be nice for those of us contemplating that diabolical 24GB RAM build. (If the article already exists...a link would be great) Thanks. More about : article benefits 4gb ram randomizer September 7, 2010 10:08:31 AM This is the closest I could find: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/memory-module-upgra... Shadow703793 a b } Memory September 7, 2010 12:13:37 PM Depends on what you are doing. For most games,etc 4GB is plenty. Once you start loading lot of RAW photos in Photoshop,etc at once, you notice that 4GB doesn't cut it. Same goes for big renderings with Maya/3DS Max. Related resources Confused about going beyond 1:1 - Forum Real benefits of faster ram ? - Forum 4gb gtx 680? Or 690... - Forum Moving page file to Ram memory- Benefits ? - Forum Article by Intel says i7-900 only uses max 1066 RAM - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jpishgar September 7, 2010 1:50:56 PM This would make a good feature piece. I'll be sure the editorial guys know about it. L0tus September 8, 2010 9:18:59 AM randomizer, that link helped. But I noticed Tom's didn't tweak any software to use more than 3/4GB RAM. Most games are configured to limit RAM usage (eg Sims 2/3) ...tweaking config files can access more RAM & improve performance so if ever there's another article on this, I hope the article writers will take the time to check the game's memory configurations. I tweaked my Oblivion ini file to use twice the RAM (went from 4GB to 8GB) & got considerably shorter loading times. Shadow703793 a b } Memory September 8, 2010 9:05:09 PM ^+1 on tweaking config settings. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumOverclocking Guide Part 1: Risks, Choices and Benefits Forum4GB of DDR2-800 or 8GB of DDR2-533 Forum4GB of DDR3 RAM w/ only DRAM Frequency of 532MHz!? Help! ForumWhat benefits does overclocking RAM offer? ForumBest RAM to go for with i7 3770K and Z77 chipset? ForumAMD Phenom, Vista 64-bit, 2GB or 4GB ? Forum4GB or 6GB ram for Windows 7 32bit Forum4 gigs of ram vs 2? ForumWindowsXP is not recognizing my 4GB of RAM ForumTH and TG website news content. (iPad incident and beyond ) ForumWas 4GB enough RAM ? Forum4Gb of Memory with 32-bit Vista? Possible? ForumNewegg parts from Pcpartpicker ForumArticle suggestion about virtualizationplatforms ForumSLI/Crossfire Article. More resources Read discussions in other Site Feedback categories Future Article Ideas Video Feedback Website Opinions !