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Computer Head 02-09-2008 08:10 PM

Is 8GB too much for you?
 
I am thinking about building myself a computer (finally :rolleyes:) and I am considering putting 8GB of RAM into my machine. I think it is overkill for what I do (no intensive activities, but IMO wouldn't hurt) but I feel that 8GB will give me a lot of expansion if I ever need to. Plus I plan on installing Vista on it. Whatdayall think?

EDIT: Oops, I just realized I posted this in the social lounge. I thought I was in General hardware/software. :o Can somebody move it? :rolleyes:

Trivium Nate 02-09-2008 08:26 PM

Re: Is 8GB too much for you?
 
yeah 8 gigs would pwn! but your would probably be set with 4 gigs
for 8 gigs you would need 64 bit os

esa193 02-09-2008 08:30 PM

Re: Is 8GB too much for you?
 
for 4g u would need a 64bit os
8g is really just over kill
even highend gaming rigs dont need more then 2-4g
in some cases having 8G of ram can actually slow your computer down
as your computer will need to search all that empty memory to find what it needs
if i was you i would just stick with 2g

Jesusfrk611 02-09-2008 08:35 PM

Re: Is 8GB too much for you?
 
The only thing I wouldn't like is using the 64bit OS. Unless Vista 64bit is better...I used XP 64bit and it was horrible. I went back to XP 32bit later and was fine. I only had 2GB of RAM, but it's all I had legal CD key wise at the time. Vista 64bit might be better, and now with the new SP1 it might be even better. I just heard stuff about 64bit Vista when it first came out that wasn't so good.

4fingerninja 02-09-2008 08:44 PM

Re: Is 8GB too much for you?
 
well it all depends what u r going to use it for

Trivium Nate 02-09-2008 08:49 PM

Re: Is 8GB too much for you?
 
When service pack 1 for vista comes out it will recognize all 4 gigs

esa193 02-09-2008 09:33 PM

Re: Is 8GB too much for you?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Trivium Nate (Post 755613)
When service pack 1 for vista comes out it will recognize all 4 gigs

where is ever one hearing this from? please tell me
because a 32bit os shouldn't be able to recognize all 4g at once

i have vista 64bit and no problems
works great
32bit apps work just as they should

_-..zKiLLA..-_ 02-09-2008 09:40 PM

Re: Is 8GB too much for you?
 
dude just go wth 4.. it'll be jst fine. or if possible get 6. cuz 8 is a little much

superman22x 02-09-2008 10:09 PM

Re: Is 8GB too much for you?
 
8gb will be a bit much for a while, but eventually it will be standard. But for now, I would stick with 4gb.

cavemangrinder 02-09-2008 10:10 PM

Re: Is 8GB too much for you?
 
I say 3GB is the max you would need. 8 is just for showing off purposes IMO.


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