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    Hello,

    I am looking to purchase a new mb for upgrading my Q6600 processor and looked at some board that supported up to 16gb (P45) and 8gb (P35) of memory. My question is with future upgrade consideration, is 8gb max plenty enough memory to do gaming on this computer? Thanks

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    IMO, 8GB is more than enough with the current games. 16Gb is only good for multi thread apps, such as 3D rendering, Video Editing, Graphics illustration intense.

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    8GB is more than enough for the most users, sometimes I wish I had 16GB because I do a lot of virtual PC work, but nevertheless, 8GB is more than plenty for some time to come.

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    8 gigs is far more than enough for a current gaming system. By the time 8 gigs is the standard, you'll be onto your next computer, or the one after it.

    More than 8 gigs is workstation territory. You'll be more than fine.

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    8 gigs!?? good lord that's alot of gigahertz!!!!

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    I currently have 8 gigs, and trust me you don't need more. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth View Post
    8GB is more than enough for the most users, sometimes I wish I had 16GB because I do a lot of virtual PC work, but nevertheless, 8GB is more than plenty for some time to come.
    Over here getting 16gig costs a premium........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mooseman View Post
    8 gigs!?? good lord that's alot of gigahertz!!!!
    HAHA!

    Yeah, I'm in the "8 gigs is more than enough" camp.

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    8gb is too much i think( for windows xp) vistas may support it but just my opinion is, 4gb is enough. no matter is it DDR2/DDR3, just 4gb :] i have not noticed a huge difference, when used long time 2gb and then added another 2gb more. i think this memory thing has became more "ego" and competition thing.. "i have 4gb"..and next morning your friend has 6/8/16gb memory.. -.- ..for video things and hard work things 4-16gb. (thats the thing you already knew)

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    In my opinion for almost everybody 4GB is enough. Maybe if you use stuff like decoding and Photoshop, and others you should think about 6GB. If you stick to 4 GB, with the rest of the money you could end up buying a 4870 with 2Gb videomemory or the latest 4890.

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    4GB is not really enough for GTA IV. I tried it on 4GB and my memory load was 94%.

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    I am currently runnin 8GB of Corsair Dominators and its way more than I need really. But when I use Auto Cad and other programs of the like it comes in handy. During benching and heavy OC's I use just 4GB. As the others have stated, it really depends on the applications you use. Most of the recent game titles today dont really need more than 2-4GB and 4GB is overkill for some of the games. Just make your decisions wisely and remember, if you are looking to "future-proof" your current system, it may be a wiser decision to save some more cash and go over to i7.. IMO

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    Hey guys.. I am having a major problem finding a motherboard that will support 12gb ram and 2 gtx 295s.. I was using an asrock x58 but after beta testing bios for like 3 months it would work but crash with blue screen of death everytime i tried playing a game.. which really sucks, i was looking forward to maxing out crysis, if you guys know what i should go with it would be much appreciated.. and to origanal poster, i am really starting to wish i would have just went with 6gb. ram it is plenty.. I just already have 12 and want to get my comp. to work with it.. Thanks

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    I answered this same post in the GTX295 build post, you can find your answer there.

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    I couldn't find a thread relating to my question, but this is very close. I'm very new to your forum and so far am enjoying the place.

    I currently have 4GB Dominator DDR2 PC8500 installed in my system and have it OC at a nice 1.1Ghz with help by adjusting my MCH Core voltage. The chips seemed unstable with a MCH Core lower than 1.2V. RAM volt is at 2.2V at present. I am wondering now, if I was to buy another 4GB will I need even more juice pumped in to the MCH to keep the 1.1Ghz clock? Will it be too dangerous for the board with air cooling?
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    When I had my Q6600 I used 16 gigs of ram and let me tell you it was a real waste of money.

    I use 6 gigs atm and I never run out of ram.Plus As far as I know 6 gigs (3x2g) will put less stress on the CPU then say 12 gigs (6x2g) more options the CPU has the slower it will work.

    same goes for older boards 8 gigs (4x2g) will be faster then 16 gigs (4x4g)

    Also not sure about if its better to run 2x4g or 4x2g what is faster I would think the 4x2g is faster.

    Also if you get smaller size moduals I heard that also gives 90% of time better timings so thats a plus on having less.

    So try and get 8 gigs of the fastest ram you can offord rather then 16 gigs of slower bigger sized ram.

    I might be wrong not an expert in memory but I am pretty sure that the basics of it.
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