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Old 07-04-08, 03:41 PM
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Is 8gb worth it?

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I am toying with the idea of getting 4 x 2gb ddr2 PC2 8500 for my upgrade as it is so cheap atm. But my question is, would it be worth it over 2 x 2gb? I have read this and I am still undecided. I use my pc primary for video editing and games. Is anyone currently running 8gb? My mate is and he said it is, but then again hes addicted to high end components.

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Old 07-04-08, 03:49 PM
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It`s hard to say 100%, but I can throw a few things out. The graphic edit apples we have only sport 2g, same with the tv edit. The pcs generally have 2g, but it has been known for some pc editing software to demand 4g.

Main software would be Final Cut suite(s) for tv stuff.

Games ? Only really hit 76% of 4g being used, and that was a piece of beta gaming that I swear had a memory hole cos it grew from around 51%. A football management game used 66%, nothing has complained about 4g.

8G ? I probably wouldn`t buy it, but if it was laying on my desk, I would stick it in for giggles.
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Old 07-04-08, 03:50 PM
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if you're running 64 bit and video editing majorly, (which software?) then personally i'd say the more the merrier,

if you can afford it, why not?
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Old 07-04-08, 04:12 PM
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Like sub said, if youre running 64bit vista (which you wont be) and doing some serious video or graphic editing while tabbed out of games, playing music, browing the web with 20 tabs open and ripping a DVD all at the same time, go for it. If not stick with 4GB and spend the money elsewhere
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Old 07-04-08, 05:35 PM
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I have a budget of roughly £700 after ive bought the water cooling stuff.

Really stuck weather to go SLI or not, if I dont then that free's up £230 (cause I dont have to buy a 8800GT and PSU), so I could afford 8gb. Was thinking of that DFI X48 LT, Q6600 and 8gb ram. I really cant justify spending the extra £100 on a q9450 when it doesn't seem to oc as consistently and is only 8-10% better.
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Old 07-04-08, 05:39 PM
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keep at 4 gig, get faster if neceserry, but there's no need for 8 yet
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Old 07-04-08, 06:10 PM
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don't go sli lol thats my advice i tried it and hated it

with you saying video editing have you considered dual monitor setup?

if so SLI will totally ruin that, after 2 years of them saying 'we'll fix it so you can still dual screen with sli' they never have to my knowledge so its kinda pointless

i'd either get another screen, got for 8gb of ram with 64bit vista or.. save!!! won't burn a hole in the pocket lol
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Old 07-04-08, 06:56 PM
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I have 2 monitors and dual screen them. Yeah I think ill go for the X48 and oc the q6600 with 4/8gb ddr2. I guess if I save a chunk of my budget then I can always upgrade again in 6 months time.
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i say get 4Gb, but get 4 Gb of really good, really fast stuff
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Old 07-04-08, 08:37 PM
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faster ram won't make THAT much difference? i'd totally go for 8gb and AVOID SLI like a plague if you're dual screening it mate
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