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Old 12-09-20, 03:42 PM
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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)?

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Old 12-09-20, 05:44 PM
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Your RAM is plenty enough.
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Old 12-09-20, 06:26 PM
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Your RAM is plenty enough.
Excellent! Thanks! I'll stick it out until I upgrade to DDR5 for some reason then I suppose
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Old 12-09-20, 07:49 PM
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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.
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Old 12-09-20, 09:01 PM
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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.
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I'm running 16GB at 2800mhz and never really needed more for games(other tasks is a different story).
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Old 12-09-20, 11:00 PM
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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?
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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

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.
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Old 13-09-20, 03:05 PM
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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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