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16GB RAM for Games?

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2 minutes ago, Hi P said:

Do games really use that much RAM?

 

What's the reason behind 16GB memory being the most suggested amount for gaming?

 

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Because your machine, unless you turn off everything other than the game itself, will use more than 8GB of RAM.  Up to you to use 8 and rum slim, or 16 and run fat. 

 

I run fat :)  

Do games really use that much RAM?

 

What's the reason behind 16GB memory being the most suggested amount for gaming?

 

Thank you

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2 minutes ago, Hi P said:

Do games really use that much RAM?

 

What's the reason behind 16GB memory being the most suggested amount for gaming?

 

Thank you

Because your machine, unless you turn off everything other than the game itself, will use more than 8GB of RAM.  Up to you to use 8 and rum slim, or 16 and run fat. 

 

I run fat :)  

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8 GB would probably be fine for most modern games, however it'd be right on the edge. I usually see games using 5-9 gigs, but I only play at 1080p and haven't played any recent AAA games. 16 GB is really "just in case" and "futureproofing." Besides you generally want to buy a dual channel set and buying 4gb sticks limits your upgrade options in the future. 

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You don't need 16GB for gaming. However, it does mean that you don't really have to worry about closing applications when gaming. It gives you plenty of headroom. 

 

Also, if you're using the system for things other than gaming it can be useful 

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4 minutes ago, Hi P said:

Do games really use that much RAM?

 

What's the reason behind 16GB memory being the most suggested amount for gaming?

 

Thank you

Try tomb raider on 8 gigs and then we'll talk

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8GB of RAM is not enough for gaming and productivity at the same time. I use up 8GB of RAM with just a few Chrome tabs, and I'd have to close them if I wanted to game. I highly recommend getting at least 16GB of RAM unless you're on a very tight budget. 

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