I am putting together a new build, and am installing win7 64 bit. Is 8 gigs too much? Or should I only need 4 gigs and use the money elsewhere? I keep hearing conflicting sides, and its driving me crazy. Thanks
Open Performance monitor, Resource monitor, or use a 3rd party program to track memory usage
LOAD UP your rig, running however many programs of whatever kind you use. Then open a few more to represent max load.
Check memory usage. Is it maxxed? Or do you have a reasonable buffer left over? From there, your answer should be obvious.