absurdity wrote:sircharles is right on. But if you have extra money just laying around and have nothing to do with it, then sure, go with 16GB. Unless your usage patterns change, you'll never, ever, need it. 8GB will always be 'good' for running Windows 8, the memory requirements aren't going to increase over time.
Elsoze wrote:lol... yeah by now people should have learned to never say you'll never need it.
Years ago when 1 or 2MB of RAM was standard my dad came home with 16MB of RAM to put in the Mac IIfx (thing was a beast back in the day). He said "we'll neeevvvveerrrrr use that much memory".
Sure they will. He'll probably get newer programs in the future that will need more RAM; it's a trend that's been holding true since the first computer.
just brew it! wrote:Something else to keep in mind is that once DDR4 is phased in the price of DDR3 may rise as production volumes decline. So if you think you'll be needing more RAM down the road you may want to just bite the bullet and get it now.
Oh crud. I'm probably replacing my desktopin 9-15 months. I'm either going to have to eat early adopter DDR4 or overload it on DDR3.
You go too far. There are killer apps, just none that he uses.Krogoth wrote:The problem is that there's no killer app that needs more than 2-4GB and the vast majority of mainstream applications are still coded in 32-bit which means that can only use up to 2-4GB (depending on OS and how the program is flagged).
MadManOriginal wrote:So, I'm sure this has been gone over before, but things change. For someone who doesn't use VMs, manipulate massive photos, or multitask with a huge number of programs or browser tabs, is there any reason to get 16GB of RAM over 8GB ? How long will 8GB be 'good' for running Windows 8 ?
lol wutsuperjawes wrote:I like to have Netflix or Youtube going on my second monitor while I'm playing WoW
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