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Old 12-29-2016, 07:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
bembz
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Default Question about memory (ram)

I have 8GB of memory in my computer at the moment and I've never had any real reason to upgrade since I have never had the need to use all that memory simultaneously. I've tried to monitor over how much % of my memory i do use and it is usually somewhere between 4,5-7,2 depending on what i'm currently doing but I've never hit 100% and had the whole 8GB active at the same time, even when I've tried to do so.

My question is if there would make any difference if i upgraded to lets say 16GB and if the extra "room" would add to the preference and make it somehow run smoother.

This may seem like a weird question but the reason I'm so unsure about this is that i know the standard memory in any "gaming" desktop computer nowadays usually is 16GB but I have not found a clear answer to why most people looking for a gaming PC aim for that much memory when i also read people saying 8GB is enough.

Another reason for why I'm unsure is that i heard an SSD hard-drive would preform a lot better if it wasn't completely filled up.
I know an SSD hard-drive and Ram are two different types of memories but it still made me curious if it that could relate to this.

I appreciate it if anyone could help with a few answers and i'm happy to go into more detail if needed.
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