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Old 04-19-2012, 01:29 PM   #1
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Hello! One quick question, I have 16gb ram in my computer now, is it worth upgrading to get any more ram.?
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That all depends on what you do with your PC, but 16Gb is a LOT more ram than most PC's use, so probably no point. You can go to RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, SSD at Crucial.com and run their Memory Configurator to see what exactly is in your PC now, and what the max supported is.
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I game ALOT so I didn't know. I do lag on some games but I don't know If it's my ram
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Launch task manager (CTRL-ALT-DEL, Task Manager), minimize it, and go back to your gaming. After you notice some lagging, maximize task manager and look at the memory usage. If it is spiking, you may need more RAM. This will also show you whether your CPU utilization is spiking.
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I'd venture a good size bet that it's not the RAM causing the lag during gaming. Other specs of the PC?
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I'm in the car now (be home tomorrow driving 1000 miles) I have an intel i5 , motherboard I dont know right now :/ But give me a day and I'll be back with you!!!!!
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I'd venture a good size bet that it's not the RAM causing the lag during gaming. Other specs of the PC?
True dat. 16GB is overkill for most gaming. That amount of memory is better utilized by photo/video editing software or CAD software. Memory is not the bottleneck here...
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I know it's kinda overkill , o and one other thing, any parts suggested for a basic computer? I'm building one for my sis
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I know , its kinda overkill but I gotta always be ready for tomorrow's games! XD
I hear ya, especially the way gaming is always pushing the edge of high performance computing.
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16 GB of ram is a lot. Most games only require about 2-4 GB of ram. Your lag issue is most likely because of your graphics card.

As for your other question about building your sister a computer, i would recommend going with an AMD A series or maybe an intel i3 setup
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