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16 gigs vs 32 gigs of RAM with ryzen 5800x

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Hi, I made a new build and currently have 16 gigs of 3600mhz ram for my Ryzen 5800x. I noticed windows uses around 5 or 6 gigs of ram, I heard there isn't much of a difference in performance if you're just using it for gaming (which I am) but I also heard the 5800x is extremely sensitive to memory and can't find anything on youtube covering RAM with new gen ryzens. Will I gain any benefit to gaming if I upgrade to 32 gigs?

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For just gaming, no. Ryzen is sensitive to memory speeds, not to memory capacity. If you don't do anything other than gaming and are pretty good about not having a ton of Chrome tabs open or a lot of background processes, 16GB is fine. That said, 32GB gives you room to be careless with memory, it's the main reason my system has 32GB of RAM. 

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Gamers Nexus stated that the Zen 3 gain a benefit from having 4 ram slots used vs 2, and that it wasn't the amount that changed the performance but the PCI lanes being used. But the test they used was with the 5600x, so not sure if it would be the same with 5800x

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If you're only playing games, and have nothing else open? No.
However, people often mistake that to mean that they can do whatever and it'll be fine. You really need to look at how much ram you use, and decide from there.

I like tabs. I use tabs frequently. I don't close tabs when I take a break from what I'm doing to game. As a result, I'll bump against the 16GB barrier. My next build is going to have 32GB, and, really, I wouldn't say I do much on my PC that's considered heavy lifting other than gaming.

 

If you have a lot of apps open when you game, you might see 32GB of RAM being worth it.

 

Really, though, if you live in the US, just buy some used RAM on eBay. It's cheap.

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getting 32gb of ram over 16 is a pretty good qol upgrade aside from being dual ranked

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