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Gaming - How much memory 4gb vs 8gb+

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Last response: in Memory
March 26, 2013 10:24:34 PM

Hey there,
just wanted to know how much memory is needed to play games.

Do i need 4gb or more?

More about : gaming memory 4gb 8gb

March 27, 2013 1:58:09 PM

We need more info. What games, what CPU, what GPU, what OS, and most importantly, what is your RAM speed? I'd say 8gb at 1600 is a minimum, but depending on what you're doing and what you have, it could be more or less.
a b } Memory
March 27, 2013 7:18:17 PM

speed is not that important, as long as it's at least 1333, getting faster doesn't make much difference, as the CL normally goes up in sync with the MHz.
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March 27, 2013 7:21:34 PM

This is the system i am building on and i have gone with G.Skill 8GB (2x4GB), PC3-12800 (1600MHz) DDR3, Ripjaws X, 9-9-9-24-2N, 1.5V, Dual/ Quad Channel Kit as my memory card - will this be enough for my system?

Intel Core i5 3570K (3.40Ghz / 6MB / LGA1155 / Quad Core, Overclocking Enabled)

ASRock Z77-EXTREME4 MB, Intel Z77, 4x DDR3, 2x PCI-E 3.0, 4x SATA III, 4x USB 3.0, D-Sub, DVI, HDMI, GBLAN, ATX

Memory Card

G.Skill 8GB (2x4GB), PC3-12800 (1600MHz) DDR3, Ripjaws X, 9-9-9-24-2N, 1.5V, Dual/ Quad Channel Kit

Hard Disk
Western Digital 500GB WD Blue, SATA II, 5400RPM, 8MB

Video Card
MSI Radeon HD7850 Overclocked (900MHz), 1GB GDDR5 (4800MHz), PCI-E 3.0, DVI, HDMI, Dual Mini DisplayPort

Sound Card
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme PCIe Audio, Retail Package, Win 7, 24-Bit/96kHz 7.1 Playback, >108dB, 24-bit/96kHz recording, X-Fi Crystalizer

Power Supply
Antec 550W VP Power Supply, 80 PLUS Standard, 120mm Fan, 1x PCI-E, 5x SATA, 5x Molex, Active PFC
a b } Memory
March 27, 2013 7:41:05 PM

yes, that is the same one I am getting, it is a good choice of size and speed.
March 27, 2013 7:47:01 PM

March 28, 2013 4:51:10 PM

I agree. I'd say 1866 is worth a few extra bucks, but it can be a pain to get it working. It'll get you a few more FPS, but not enough to write home over. If you do go 1866, get CL9, not CL10 (typically $5 difference).