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TheF34RChannel 12-09-20 04:42 PM

Current RAM requirements?
 
Was wondering if the RAM requirements for today and tomorrow have changed for normal use and gaming (no productivity)?

Is my 16GB 3333MHz still okay? Do I need 32GB 3600MHz (4x8 as I understand that 2 sticks of higher capacity are a strain on the memory controller)?

Avet 12-09-20 06:44 PM

Your RAM is plenty enough.

TheF34RChannel 12-09-20 07:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Avet (Post 1025853)
Your RAM is plenty enough.

Excellent! Thanks! I'll stick it out until I upgrade to DDR5 for some reason then I suppose :)

WYP 12-09-20 08:49 PM

I agree, 16GB is plenty for now, and 3333MHz isn't slow either. Any gains from faster memory would be marginal in most cases.

I don't know what CPU you are running ATM, but you will likely be fine until the release of a DDR5 based CPU platforms with 16GB of 3333MHz DDR4.

TheF34RChannel 12-09-20 10:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WYP (Post 1025856)
I agree, 16GB is plenty for now, and 3333MHz isn't slow either. Any gains from faster memory would be marginal in most cases.

I don't know what CPU you are running ATM, but you will likely be fine until the release of a DDR5 based CPU platforms with 16GB of 3333MHz DDR4.

Thanks Mark! An 8700K @ 4.9GHz

NeverBackDown 12-09-20 10:51 PM

I'm running 16GB at 2800mhz and never really needed more for games(other tasks is a different story).

TheF34RChannel 13-09-20 12:00 AM

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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown (Post 1025863)
I'm running 16GB at 2800mhz and never really needed more for games(other tasks is a different story).

Thanks to you ask well. Good to know. Heaviest I do is Adobe Photoshop and gaming while listening to music so not much at all.

Why run yours at 2800 if I may ask?

NeverBackDown 13-09-20 12:06 AM

That's it's rated speed. I got mine during the memory price hike. Back then before Ryzen nobody really cared about memory speeds. So thought nothing of it. I won't be gaining all that much from it for games anyway.

It would have helped when I was doing my programming development work as I was basically at idle 10.5-11GB with my software just open. More speed to hurry up compiling/mathematical work and more capacity would have made it easier to keep chrome open with 20 tabs :D

So yeah I've dealt with it. Never an issue though. I'm only using a 8700k, GTX 1080 at 1440p. Memory is definitely not my bottleneck.

TheF34RChannel 13-09-20 04:05 PM

Ah like that. Me too, got it during the hike and paid double for it and there was almost none so I got the odd 3333MHz.

Ha ha yeah higher speed and more of it would've been nice with those workloads!

We've basically got the same system then. Funny


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