I recently upgraded my PC from 8GB to RAM to 24GB of RAM. I did this to future proof my PC a bit longer and for me at least 8GB was barely enough. I was using at least 90% of the 8GB when running intense applications making it ard for me to have other applications like web browsers open at the same time. With the new upgrade everything runs a lot smoother and I now only use about 25% of the memory.
Do you think that 8GB is enough RAM or is more required to have a smooth experience?
Obviously it depends what you are on. Windows 7 with demanding games are very different from console based work.
Working on GIS with OS applications, I never needed more than 4, but, if you want, using only a browser with a lot of open tabs and windows, you can make an 8GB pc swap for memory. Nowadays even Word is a memory hog, so look at what you usually do. Maybe it's a little priggish, but avoiding bad habits can save money and time (and avoid install, configuration and so on).
I have noticed that "matched" (sold specifically as) pairs in sets seam to be the most stable. Also, memory from the same manufacturer, same specs, same size produced even one day apart can have issues, because there are always slight variances in any component that may not occur except under load. Always do a full burn-in and hope for the best.
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To my opinion 4-8 RAM for regular user is enough.
16 RAM enough for gaming (even 8 can be enough it depends)
1) but why do you need 24BG?? how did managed to consum 8GB RAM?
2) do you have SSD?
3) are you using virtual memory?
Don't forget all the RAM for virtualisation.
Normality is a perseption based on someone else's jaded opinion.
I feel like 8GB nowdays is a minimum requirement for any kind of use.
I'm a gamer, but also a streamer and I like to use design softwares like Photoshop and I really feel the need to upgrade to 16 or 32GB asap.
Too bad i'm not sure if to buy DDR3 or 4 modules yet.
I assume that you know that the RAM is working at its full potential only if the rest of the components are hi-tech gear too. If you just want a smooth gaming experience you should have at least a gtx 980 GPU and an I7 octa core CPU. But for average user use, 8 gb RAM and i5 CPU with some decent integrated graphic card is more than enough this days.
Of course if you work with graphic design and several monitors, you need to run several hard applications together then you can feel that 8Gb it's not enough. But if use no more two monitors and just one heavy app (and some light, like browser, text editor) and you feel problems with RAM, maybe there are some problems with your device or installed soft (something side app runned on PC, viruses, some issues in other hardware).
For me the ideal would be 16gb of ram, considering everything I do here, but it depends on what you use
It really depends on what you're using it for. If its just web browsing and gaming then you should be fine. But things like video editing and more CPU intensive applications then it would help having more.
For me 8 GB is very enough although I am running Windows 10 - 64 bit.
I am always aware that not to run intense applications at the same time .
And yes I agree with the opinions above, it depends on what you are on and what you are doing
it depends on ur work and the programs u installed in ur pc.for me 4gb ram is enough and i am having 4gb ram in my pc.
You still can game with 8gb of Ram, but Ram was never a problem I think
Most of the time the gpu or cpu is limiting
Ram is so cheap that you can upgrade so easely