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16 vs 32gb ram considerations

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Posted · Original PosterOP

if u had 4 slots for ram and got 4x8gb for free to put in it would you or wold yu jus put 16 gbs cause the other 16 will nevr be used in any normal application?

(or mayb in near future yu need that nine thousandsth and one'th tab open in ur browser for anime or soemthing ?lol) 

 

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Just now, MicroDotz said:

if u had 4 slots for ram and got 4x8gb for free to put in it would you or wold yu jus put 16 gbs cause the other 16 will nevr be used in any normal application?

(or mayb in near future yu need that nine thousandsth and one'th tab open in ur browser for anime or soemthing ?lol) 

 

Slow down when you type please.

 

Yes, use it all.  You can easily break 16GB RAM usage.  


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2 minutes ago, MicroDotz said:

if u had 4 slots for ram and got 4x8gb for free to put in it would you

Free? Yes absolutely. Actually that's how I ended up with my last ram config, I had 32GB of DDR3 that I definitely didn't need, but damn it was cheap.


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Your grammar is impressive, but if you don’t need 32GB of RAM then don’t buy 32GB


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Just now, YoFavRussian said:

Virtual Machines for testing pirated programs XD

Or heavily modded and terribly optimised games :(

 

 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, Bearmann said:

I would go ahead and use all 4 sticks if you have them. You may benefit from pre-fetch, etc. Theoretically 4 sticks may run slower than 2, but that is frequently not true.

hmm prefetch.. i was wondering if 32gb would affect benchmark scores too 

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5 minutes ago, jstudrawa said:

Or heavily modded and terribly optimised games :(

 

 

oh oh oh 

i read its possibly good/efficiently used for games you can mod alot, like skyrim? i like world of tanks too which has alota mods u can install sorta like skyrim but less beautiful, more tanks. 

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Just now, MicroDotz said:

oh oh oh 

i read its possibly good/efficiently used for games you can mod alot, like skyrim? i like world of tanks too which has alota mods u can install sorta like skyrim but less beautiful, more tanks. 

Yes.  I was using Ark as my example, I routinely hit 17-18 GB of RAM usage but I also don't close other programs.

 

Buying more RAM or having to go thru a process just to play a game... yeah, buy more RAM :)


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Posted · Original PosterOP
19 minutes ago, Grockle88 said:

Your grammar is impressive, but if you don’t need 32GB of RAM then don’t buy 32GB

thanks xD i hear you, its not about buying it though; allready have 2 8gb ram sticks in my comp(corsair xms ddr3), but was given 4x8 gb of another brand (ballistix tactical lp) so wanted to post to ask some opinions about it. my current ram dosent have xmp but the new ballistix ones do so figured i should put them in if the timings an frequency are similar to wat im alrleady using, but was wondering if id evn benefit from 32 vs 16 so wanted to post to ask some opinions about it. its not the best ddr3 but thers alot, do you know why if it affects benchmark scores negatively in some cases and why it wouldent also affect gaming performance negatively ?

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8 minutes ago, jstudrawa said:

Yes.  I was using Ark as my example, I routinely hit 17-18 GB of RAM usage but I also don't close other programs.

 

Buying more RAM or having to go thru a process just to play a game... yeah, buy more RAM :)

holy cow u can ride dinosaurs in that ark game o:! 

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2 minutes ago, MicroDotz said:

thanks xD i hear you, its not about buying it though; allready have 2 8gb ram sticks in my comp(corsair xms ddr3), but was given 4x8 gb of another brand (ballistix tactical lp) so wanted to post to ask some opinions about it. my current ram dosent have xmp but the new ballistix ones do so figured i should put them in if the timings an frequency are similar to wat im alrleady using, but was wondering if id evn benefit from 32 vs 16 so wanted to post to ask some opinions about it. its not the best ddr3 but thers alot, so you know why if it affects benchmark scores negatively in some cases why it wouldent also affect gaming performance negatively ?

Doubt you'll notice any difference, at all.  I use 4x8, and no loss of performance over the 2x8 I had.

 

If you go over 16GB use 32.  If not, use 16.  

 

You're overthinking, to be honest.


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Just now, MicroDotz said:

holy cow u can ride a dinosaurs in that ark game o:! 

Don't play Ark without an SSD.  15 minute load times are not fun.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
7 minutes ago, jstudrawa said:

Doubt you'll notice any difference, at all.  I use 4x8, and no loss of performance over the 2x8 I had.

 

If you go over 16GB use 32.  If not, use 16.  

 

You're overthinking, to be honest.

true 

more ram=more better

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