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Old 10-31-2013, 12:35 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Yea, takes 8 sticks to make 64GB and only X79 has 8 slots besides server setups. I speak from experience when I say that above 32GB is extremely pointless.
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Well, then I believe you lol. Thanks for the tip. When would more not be pointless?
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Old 10-31-2013, 01:01 PM   #24 (permalink)
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When programs take advantage of it. The only time I've ever seen a need for 32GB in my machine is when I was working with a ton of really high res scans in CS6 and it kept all that data in RAM. I haven't ran CAD or anything on it, but I have done some movie editing and it didn't take that much. 95% of all tasks can be accomplished easily with 16GB, and gaming can still be easily done with just 8. I'd say the most I've used my RAM for is RAMDisk for Skyrim.
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When programs take advantage of it. The only time I've ever seen a need for 32GB in my machine is when I was working with a ton of really high res scans in CS6 and it kept all that data in RAM. I haven't ran CAD or anything on it, but I have done some movie editing and it didn't take that much. 95% of all tasks can be accomplished easily with 16GB, and gaming can still be easily done with just 8. I'd say the most I've used my RAM for is RAMDisk for Skyrim.
Yeah I could see Skyrim taking up a lot of memory. But I realy don't neeeeeed 32GB I guess. It's just nice to know you got it haha.
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By RAMDisk, I meant put the whole modified copy of Skyrim in RAM. The whole install. Wasn't any faster than being on an SSD sadly.
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By RAMDisk, I meant put the whole modified copy of Skyrim in RAM. The whole install. Wasn't any faster than being on an SSD sadly.
That does seem pretty lame. But I guess then I might as well just get a SSD and keep 16GB lol
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