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May 27, 2010 1:03:54 PM

Hey guys i was wondering would 6gb of ram be enough for gaming ?

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May 27, 2010 2:33:16 PM

Hi.

Depends of the mobo and CPU that u have.

For an AMD rig and i3, i5 or i7-8xx series the best option is 4GB because that CPUs and mobos don't support tri-channel.

Now if u have a x58 mobo with a i7-9xx series the 6GB will give u a very good performance because run on tri-channel.

In the tech world the 4GB are enough for the games today, bu maybe in the future u need more that 4GB.
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May 28, 2010 7:28:18 AM

It's been said that you can never have enough money, and the same holds true for RAM, especially if you do a lot of graphics-intensive work or gaming. Next to the CPU itself, RAM is the most important factor in computer performance. If you don't have enough, adding RAM can make more of a difference than getting a new CPU!

If your system responds slowly or accesses the hard drive constantly, then you need to add more RAM. If you are running Windows XP, Microsoft recommends 128MB as the minimum RAM requirement. At 64MB, you may experience frequent application problems. For optimal performance with standard desktop applications, 256MB is recommended. If you are running Windows 95/98, you need a bare minimum of 32 MB, and your computer will work much better with 64 MB. Windows NT/2000 needs at least 64 MB, and it will take everything you can throw at it, so you'll probably want 128 MB or more.

Linux works happily on a system with only 4 MB of RAM. If you plan to add X-Windows or do much serious work, however, you'll probably want 64 MB. Mac OS X systems should have a minimum of 128 MB, or for optimal performance, 512 MB.

The amount of RAM listed for each system above is estimated for normal usage -- accessing the Internet, word processing, standard home/office applications and light entertainment. If you do computer-aided design (CAD), 3-D modeling/animation or heavy data processing, or if you are a serious gamer, then you will most likely need more RAM. You may also need more RAM if your computer acts as a server of some sort (Web pages, database, application, FTP or network).

Another question is how much VRAM you want on your video card. Almost all cards that you can buy today have at least 16 MB of RAM. This is normally enough to operate in a typical office environment. You should probably invest in a 32-MB or better graphics card if you want to do any of the following:
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May 28, 2010 8:42:18 AM

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May 28, 2010 8:43:47 AM

saint19 said:
Hi.

Depends of the mobo and CPU that u have.

For an AMD rig and i3, i5 or i7-8xx series the best option is 4GB because that CPUs and mobos don't support tri-channel.

Now if u have a x58 mobo with a i7-9xx series the 6GB will give u a very good performance because run on tri-channel.

In the tech world the 4GB are enough for the games today, bu maybe in the future u need more that 4GB.


ahahaha thanks dude since im going to be running win 7 64bit i reckon ill be running atleast 6 thanks for your time man, and u uve been helping me alot man hahahaha. thanks :D 
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May 28, 2010 1:56:39 PM

Any time, that's why we are here.
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May 29, 2010 1:33:26 AM

saint19 said:
Any time, that's why we are here.



hahahaha true thanks again man
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