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July 31, 2011 7:24:31 AM

hi,,

how much ram required for playing heavy and latest games..like Crysis 2, BF3, MW3......4GB Or 8GB....wht memory size should b in pc???


thanks...

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July 31, 2011 8:05:08 AM

Since the recommended memory for that games is 4 GB, you should go for 8 GB. Always the recommended hardware for the games are actually the minimum. Because the game probably take the full 4 GB or more and you need and extra for the operating system. Windows 7 64 bits edition use like 2 GB since the start.
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a b K Overclocking
July 31, 2011 4:22:08 PM

Go with 8 GB if your gonna be playing those types of games.....min. is 4GB....recommended is 8 GB as per the TH community
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a b K Overclocking
July 31, 2011 4:50:02 PM

More than 4GB is highly recommended.

If you have a triple-channel X58 system, get a 6GB (3x2GB) kit.

If you have a dual-channel system (anything other than X58), get an 8GB (2x4GB) kit.
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a b K Overclocking
August 1, 2011 3:33:46 PM

Great RAM there...at least the three sets that I have bought have been very good RAM
August 1, 2011 4:10:19 PM

Depends on os , if you use xp then go with 4 GB or if you use windows 7 64 bit then go with 8 GB . Becouse 64 bit operating systems use all of ram and 32 bit operating systems only 3 GB of ram, except windows 7 32 bit that use 4GB.
Hope this helps (I am guessing that you have Windows 7 so go with 8 gb)
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a b K Overclocking
August 1, 2011 5:11:35 PM

@bladex3--->A 32-bit OS is only able to address 3.25 GB of memory...No matter if its XP, Vista , or Win 7.....Win 7 32-bit included...

OP go with the 8 GB's of G.Skill
August 1, 2011 5:54:24 PM

hmm..thanks for good advice...i'l go with 8gb..g.skill sniper serice..
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a b K Overclocking
August 1, 2011 6:31:21 PM

You never did say what kind of system you have.

If you have a triple-channel X58 system, always use triple-channel memory. Otherwise you're losing out on free performance. That Ebay kit is only dual-channel.

If you have a dual-channel system always use dual-channel memory, for the same reason.
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a b K Overclocking
August 1, 2011 6:42:01 PM

I agree with LFS on the triple channel mem for an X58 system....They sell the same RAM in triple channel at the egg....So, a 3x2GB or 3x4GB..G.Skill Sniper kit would be your best bet if you do require triple channel....The question was 4GB or 8 GB...I should have read between the lines though...Thanks for the insight LFS...The question should have been....6GB or 12GB?
August 1, 2011 8:48:48 PM

lowjack989 said:
@bladex3--->A 32-bit OS is only able to address 3.25 GB of memory...No matter if its XP, Vista , or Win 7.....Win 7 32-bit included...

OP go with the 8 GB's of G.Skill


What about a PAE enabled OS?
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a b K Overclocking
August 1, 2011 8:51:01 PM

32-bit no matter what is limited to 3.25 GB's of memory addresses....even with a PAE...Physical Address Extension...Are you running a server....If not your RAM limited even with PAE enabled



Operating system

Maximum memory support with PAE




Windows 2000 Advanced Server

8 GB of physical RAM



Windows 2000 Datacenter Server

32 GB of physical RAM



Windows XP (all versions)

4 GB of physical RAM*



Windows Server 2003 (and SP1), Standard Edition

4 GB of physical RAM*



Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

32 GB of physical RAM



Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

64 GB of physical RAM



Windows Server 2003 SP1, Enterprise Edition

64 GB of physical RAM



Windows Server 2003 SP1, Datacenter Edition

128 GB of physical RAM





* Total physical address space is limited to 4 GB on these versions of Windows.
August 2, 2011 2:31:37 AM

hmm..i have x58-ud3r mother board..gigabyte...

thanks frnds for advice..

one last thing..if i purchase two pices of that ram means (2x4GB & 2x4GB=16GB Total) then it will also work as tripple channel or not?
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a b K Overclocking
August 2, 2011 4:27:45 AM

You have an X58 triple-channel system. Always buy RAM in multiples of three. Buy a three-stick kit or a six-stick kit, and they will operate in triple-channel mode.

If you have four sticks of memory, three of them will run in triple-channel mode and one will run in single-channel mode. Overall, the RAM performance will be slower because of the extra stick.

My recommendations:
Corsair Vengeance 6GB or 12GB
G.Skill Ripjaws 6GB or 12GB
G.Skill Ripjaws X 6GB or 12GB
G.Skill Sniper 6GB or 12GB

If you are a gamer, 6GB is enough. If you know that you will be using one of the relatively few professional-level programs that will use large amounts of memory, then 12GB might be a good idea.
August 2, 2011 4:03:06 PM

Leaps-from-Shadows said:
You have an X58 triple-channel system. Always buy RAM in multiples of three. Buy a three-stick kit or a six-stick kit, and they will operate in triple-channel mode.

If you have four sticks of memory, three of them will run in triple-channel mode and one will run in single-channel mode. Overall, the RAM performance will be slower because of the extra stick.

My recommendations:
Corsair Vengeance 6GB or 12GB
G.Skill Ripjaws 6GB or 12GB
G.Skill Ripjaws X 6GB or 12GB
G.Skill Sniper 6GB or 12GB

If you are a gamer, 6GB is enough. If you know that you will be using one of the relatively few professional-level programs that will use large amounts of memory, then 12GB might be a good idea.



hmm.thats good idea..i used to play games...ok one last thing..g.skill is good or corsair vengeance is good?
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a b K Overclocking
August 2, 2011 4:18:52 PM

They are both excellent -- you won't be disappointed either way. Just buy whichever is cheapest on the day you place the order.
August 4, 2011 1:48:33 AM

Leaps-from-Shadows said:
They are both excellent -- you won't be disappointed either way. Just buy whichever is cheapest on the day you place the order.



dear if i put 2X4GB (1600Mhz PC 12800) moduel with 2X2GB (1600Mhz PC 12800) moduel it will work fine?different voltage..

G.Skill & OCZ..


thanks
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a b K Overclocking
August 4, 2011 5:48:59 AM

If they had the same exact speed, timings, and voltage, it would likely work. But with different voltage it probably won't work.

However, it wouldn't run in triple-channel mode even if it did work with the different voltage. You need to get a 3x2GB kit or a 3x4GB kit.
August 4, 2011 4:21:35 PM

Some of games benefit in performance if system running lots of RAM.

When I played Battlefield 2, system eats around 3-4GB RAM which improves FPS drops I believe or some sort of performance.

And biggest benefit is that the more RAM, the more cached files, the Windows searches faster.


8GB kit is gonna be the mainstream capacity very soon plus is only $30 more than 4Gb kit, there is not much need to save money on that.

a b K Overclocking
August 5, 2011 11:47:30 AM

+1 for

2x4GB RAM 1600MHz+ CL9 or lower
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a b K Overclocking
August 5, 2011 5:48:48 PM

I agree with LFS...go with a 3X2GB or 3X4GB set as you will get the benefits of triple channel memory
August 5, 2011 10:54:09 PM

hmm..thanks for all helping me...now i got g.skill sniper series...14900....i bought 2 quantity..but i put only 3 moduels...for tri chennal...thnaks again bro..

now how to close this threat..
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a b K Overclocking
August 5, 2011 11:24:50 PM

Choose the best answer. that will close the thread
August 6, 2011 2:25:57 AM

actuly i don't know how to chose best answer...means where i have to click for best answer...thanks...
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