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560/570 Upgrade: Should I Upgrade System RAM Too?

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January 28, 2011 4:04:34 AM

Hey guys, I've narrowed my decision to either the 560 or 570. I currently have a C2Q9400 w/ 4GB of RAM and Win7 Ultimate.

I will be gaming in 1080, and I will definitely play GTAIV:EFLC.

My question is whether or not I should add 4GB of RAM($100) or just keep my RAM where it's at. Will choosing the 570 require more system RAM? If I choose the 560, will I need more system RAM to compensate for when vRAM runs out??
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January 28, 2011 4:17:07 AM

Well not really, i play a lot, have 6gb of ram, but usage never did go more than 3.5 gb /
You are fine for gaming with 4 gb/ no matter what card. Normally better cards have higher vrams, wont use more of system ram than lower ones.
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January 28, 2011 4:25:57 AM

55Range said:
Well not really, i play a lot, have 6gb of ram, but usage never did go more than 3.5 gb /
You are fine for gaming with 4 gb/ no matter what card. Normally better cards have higher vrams, wont use more of system ram than lower ones.



Well, considering I'm on 32-bit, I only have 3.2GB of RAM available. Also, don't GPU's with higher vRAM use more system RAM? This article basically confirms that I need more RAM, but I was just wondering what some of you might think.
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January 28, 2011 6:11:08 AM

Do not worry, 4 gb is totally fine..
Even later if necessary you can add more.
You are fine with it now/
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January 28, 2011 7:18:43 AM

4 GB is enough for games. If you did upgrade your RAM, you'd also have to upgrade your OS to 64 bit
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January 28, 2011 5:30:01 PM

4 GB of RAM on a 32-bit OS is plenty enough for gaming. Even 4GB on a 64-bit system is almost invariably enough, and you'll actually probably get more room out of 4GB on a 32-bit system (even though it only sees 3.2 GB of it, many of the data used in memory will only be 1/2 the size).
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January 28, 2011 11:54:36 PM

Thank you for all of the replies.

Most people are telling me that 4GB is plenty of RAM. I'll probably stick with that.
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January 28, 2011 11:54:46 PM

Best answer selected by abottig.
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