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Is 16g of ram too much for this system???

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June 1, 2012 2:43:35 PM

I'm building my new rig and using the following specs.

mobo- asus f1a75-v-evo
cpu- amd fusion a8 3870k
gpu- msi hd6670 1g ddr5

i'm choosing between 8g or 16g of the corsair vengeance ram. the value i not really the problem.
which one should i use for maximum performance.

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a c 146 } Memory
June 1, 2012 2:49:50 PM

If u will not edit video or doing any 3D or work with large databases and things like that, 8GB is fine.

I would say go for the 16GB, just because it is cheap, and it is always better to have more, than less.
a c 347 } Memory
June 1, 2012 2:49:57 PM

Welcome to Tom's Forum! :) 

No, 16GB isn't too much, and it's dependent on 'what your needs' are for >8GB. Gaming is going to be quite a feat on an HD 6670 so IF that's the purpose then 8GB + better GPU is a much wiser choice.
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a c 146 } Memory
June 1, 2012 2:50:23 PM


I recommend CORSAIR Vengeance 99% of the time, quality RAM and low profile with XMP profile. And if u will get an aftermarket CPU cooler, low profile is the worry free remedy with perfect fit with any large cooler.
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Vengeance Low Profile heat spreaders have a reduced height of 1.03" (26.25mm). They're designed for high-performance systems with extra-large CPU coolers, small form factor system builds, or any other space-constrained application where standard Vengeance memory might not fit.

a b } Memory
June 1, 2012 2:51:18 PM

Depends on what you're doing with the system. If you are loading large databases or spreadsheets (I mean huge), then 16 GB is reasonable. Otherwise 8 GB is plenty.