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Why do a lot of people pretend they need more than 8gb of RAM?

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User Info: DarkZV2Beta

8 months ago#31
Damaged7 posted...
I had problems running Andromeda and Mankind Divided on 8gb. Upgraded to 16gb and they ran so much better.

Actually, that reminds me, back in 2010 or so, there were some games(APB comes to mind) that would stutter if you had 8GB, but with 12 or more, they ran smooth.
Exceptions to the rule and all, but still, that far back, some games were just memory hogs.
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User Info: captsplatter_1

8 months ago#32
Some of the games require more than 8. 16 is the recommended.
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User Info: Black_Assassin

8 months ago#33
Because I don't want to close my browser every time I open an another program.
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User Info: Judgmenl

8 months ago#34

I'm using 9GB of Memory right now.
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User Info: wildog2006

8 months ago#35
When you grow up and use programs that require large amounts of RAM, maybe then we'll hear the pop of your head being pulled out of your ass.
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User Info: Digital Storm

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8 months ago#36
Multiboxing eats RAM.
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User Info: cody4783

8 months ago#37
As someone who plays a little bit of everything, and still occasionally gets into the odd new release graphical powerhouses....Nope, 8GB is not enough.

When I've frequently seen games hit 4/6/8GB for just the game itself, 8GB total is not going to cut it. Better to have plenty of wiggle room for overhead than to be sweating having to close every web browser and kill tasks just to run a damn game properly.

Hell even with 16GB I've contemplated wanting 32GB instead if it wasn't another $120+ to get it.
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User Info: Shinkoden

8 months ago#38
I pretend to need 32GB of RAM. Never have used that much, but I'm glad I got it back over a year ago when it was as much as 16GB is now.

User Info: Terantatek

8 months ago#39
Future proof.
Pubg can hit 10gb ram usage

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User Info: chickenlard

8 months ago#40
I am upping my ram from 16 to 32 next year. This way I can just have everything open and not have to worry about anything. I routinely have 20-30 tabs open on chrome.
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