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Is 32 GB ram enough for gaming?

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Lol.  You're more than covered with 16GB.  

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16 is recommended atm .... I believe this recommended value will continue for the next 3 to 4 years

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32gb is overkill for gaming

that amount and above is the target for rendering and editing folks

16gb is the sweet spot for gaming and leaves enough room for non-heavy multi-tasking

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9 is the most I've seen gaming and rendering with Openshot at 1080p 60hz with my Xeon, and I've got 24 on tap. 32 is overkill.

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8 minutes ago, thedemoncowboy said:

Or should I try to go to 64 I just play games listen to music and game 

If all you do is game you'd be much better off saving money with an i7 9700K+ 16GB of memory and affording the RTX 2080 Ti.

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2 minutes ago, Princess Luna said:

If all you do is game you'd be much better off saving money with an i7 9700K+ 16GB of memory and affording the RTX 2080 Ti.

Sorry I have the i9 9900k, 2080 TI...

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10 minutes ago, asand1 said:

9 is the most I've seen gaming and rendering with Openshot at 1080p 60hz with my Xeon, and I've got 24 on tap. 32 is overkill.

Maybe, maybe not, have you, for example seen any differences in cpu load with 12 16 and 32?


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No one should ever buy more than 16GB of ram.

No one.

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The only time I've ever had the need for more RAM (I'm currently at 16GB) is when I played Cities Skylines with a crap ton of mods. I couldn't even open Chrome with the game running.

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Well, I'm running 8gb, and it works. . .


so I don't think you'll need 64. . .


But what do I know. . .


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I think you all just got trolled by the OP.  Like seriously.

16 GB is considered standard now for gaming.  8 GB runs into problems, especially since windows 10 uses a nice size of it for itself, and paging sucks.  32 GB is "overkill" but it's a nice cushion to have.  You can open several games at once, stream, have browsers open...most gamers don't *need* 32 GB right now but it's nice to have.

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tbh you can probably get away with 8/12GB if you want to go mismatch  but 16gb is probably the most you ever need. Im on window 10 and i never gone past 9gb. On idle with just Vuze running in the background it only ever uses 3GB of ram 

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