4GB, 6GB, or 8GB RAM?

Here are my choices:

4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory
6GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory
8GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory

Would I notice the difference if I paid more for the higher RAM? Under what circumstances would the 8GB be worth it?

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  1. What are you doing with your computer? gaming? 4gigs....photo editing? 8 gigs
  2. No gaming. Internet, downloading movies, YouTube/Hulu. Do you mean professional photo editing? I just edit photos with Picasa or Windows. But I want to be able to do all of these things at once.
  3. You are probably using a motherboard that uses two DIMMs per channel, so the 6GB kits are not appropriate - they are for LGA1366 motherboards, which use three DIMMs per channel.

    Nothing you listed requires much memory - 4GB would probably suffice.

    However, the current price on 8GB kits is well under US$100 ($80-$90 is common), which is a pittance compared to what it used to be. It seems pointless to try to economise on RAM - just get the 8GB and don't worry about it :)
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