I think the only reason to have 12gb+ is if it's for something like a vmware esx server. Otherwise it just seems a waste.
Originally Posted by Heart
I'm going to be running win 7 ultimate 64 bit, so i'll just aim for 12gigs anyhow, i do a lot of multi tasking, and it would certainly be utilized... was gonna pick up the asus x58 sabertooth late next month most likely.
I know windows uses a lot of memory but I've never seen any home user fully utilize 4gb so 6gb triple channel should be more than enough.
It depends on what you use it for, I think everyone multitasks on their systems as it's been a selling point since the pentium MMX
Obv depends on what apps you're 'multitasking' but would say unless you're doing something like editing 1080p video streams or running your pc as a esx host 6gb should be more than enough