8 or 16 GB RAM Tags: Memory Asus RAM Intel i5 Last response: May 31, 2012 8:53 PM in Memory Share reidthaler May 31, 2012 6:55:41 PM I'm building a new system: Asus P8Z77-V LK i5 and 3750K CPU I have 8 GB in my current Q9450 Asus P5Q system and it usually runs using 4-5 GB of RAM. I'm using Photoshoop and Lightroom, no gaming Any reason to bump up to 16 GB, which I ordered, or just stay with 8 GB? -- Thanks! Reid More about : ram bigcyco1 a b } Memory a b Ĉ ASUS May 31, 2012 7:13:47 PM If you already ordered the 16gb why return it that cost you money to return it reidthaler May 31, 2012 8:14:00 PM I checked. There would be no restocking fee. The return shipping would be a couple of bucks, saving $47 in possibly excess RAM Related resources 16GB vs. 8GB of RAM - Forum Got 16gb ram installed but only 8 show up - Forum What ram do i need 8gb or 16gb ? 2500k OC, p 8 z68, hd7950 - Forum Do I need 16GB RAM With Win 8 PRO for gaming?? - Forum 16GB Ram and only 8GB usable - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer po1nted May 31, 2012 8:22:09 PM If you have monitored the system and you are only using up to 5Gb of RAM at any point, then no. Upgrading will do nothing for you. However, if you occassionally load large files or may in the near future that could use mroe than the 8Gb you have available, then yes upgrade. If i were you: Unless you need the 47.00 back, throw the memory in and call it a day. mobrocket May 31, 2012 8:25:44 PM i would just keep the memory the prices are just so very cheap now and it wouldn't hurt to have 16 gig reidthaler May 31, 2012 8:53:37 PM Thanks all. Looks like it may be good to keep it at 16 GB. With stitching panoramics, it may be good to have the room, and it's already ordered. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources 8gb ram to 16 ? Forum Asus P 8 Z77 V and G.SKILLS 16gb ram issues Forum Which ram ? 8 GB DDR3 2400 mhz or 16 GB DDR3 1600 mhz Forum 16 GB or 8 GB RAM Forum 8gb or 16 gb of ram ? Forum 16GB of RAM (2x 8 ) or (4x4) which way is better? Forum Excessive RAM or Enough? 8gb or 16gb ? Forum 8GB of RAM only 3. 16 usable (W7 x64) Forum 8 or 16 GB of RAM Forum Gigabyte P55a-ud - 16GB of RAM , 8 Usable ? Forum I want to upgrade my 8gb ram 1333 @ 667 mhz to 16gb ram 1333 @ 667 mhz Forum My Ram cards 16Gb and says only 12/ 8 usable Forum Is 8GB 's of RAM good enough for now, or should I go 16GB 's? Forum Bios detects 8gb RAM CPUZ detects 16gb Forum Which is better memory Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !