8GB of RAM /g/ said. That's all you'll need they said.
>Firefox 12 tabs open
>Photoshop 6 projects open
>2 virtual machines running, 1 linux & 1 Win8
>DayZ SA instance
>Torrent client instance
>about a half dozen other programs running
Bought Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB RAM for $80 in Feb '13.
Same RAM today $140.
Joke's on you, I bought 16GB of for only $80.
Why are you running so many things at once?
You aren't possibly using these tasks. Your use of your ram isn't legitimate, it's just a substitute for your laziness or lack of any ability to intelligently perform and coordinate tasks.
>Hey guys, I'm doing all this stupid shit at once for some reason. Pretty cool I got all that memory, huh? 8gb BTFO.
Just fuck off. If you were doing actually DOING SOMETHING, like complex fluid dynamics simulations, rendering, encoding 4K video in HEVC, 3d modeling, or whatever, then yes, your ram would be worth it..
Right now you're just a child that can't understand how to close applications you aren't using and actually focus.
Same. I got my laptop ram used for a steal and the machine only had 4 before so I grabbed it. But my desktop rarely uses over 4Gb so I haven't wanted to blow the cash on it. I just spent a few hundred on a new amp and headphones so I'm not exactly looking for problems to fix when everything is running fine at the moment.
We're talking desktops, not servers there pal.
But you're still beat. And by one of my DDR2 boxes, no less...
4x Xeon 7450
And that's the retired shit...
As for the desktops, I'm considering picking up 96GB for my HP Z800, but thinking it might be time to upgrade to the Z820.
Well, Spock died, so maybe.
Not OP, but I do Hyper-V automation testing, and have 48GB in my desktop now. Do I always use it? No. Most tasks will be fine with 8GB. But when I'm working on an automation sequence, the VM's alone can take up ~32GB of RAM, + VisualStudio + browser tabs for trying to solve the item I broke / what command is that / syntax reference / shitposting on the 4chans.
The amount of ram you have actually reflects what's required for the task you perform and can forsee performing in the future. It's not about consistency of usage so much as ever being in a situation where you ever absolutely need all of it, and are either very inconvenienced by not having that extra headroom, or would be outright crippled by it.
OP's ram usage hardly reflects usage patterns where any of their tasks are actually tied together or independent. It doesn't reflect a workflow where all the open applications are actually needed, and I highly doubt he/she will ever hit a scenario where their 16 gigs is at all justified. It just exists to fuel a lack of consciousness about their actions and the device they're using. Hence the
>lol 10 games open guise haha
And that's the real problem with people buying high amounts of ram and acting like they've ever needed it.
I have been using 4gb for over 4 years and I don't see a point in getting more.
When a program uses more than that I usually just made a mistake and fix that rather than buying more.
If I need more temporarily then I add swap.
>he only has 16GB of ram
look at him! look at him and laugh!
fucking poorfags the lot of you
Photoshop can easily max this out in heavier use.
32GB would be optimal.
For normal use?
Yeah 8GB is plenty for daily use.
>glorious 12 slot motherboard
Bought 2x4GB years ago, had a two slot board at the time so bought 2x8GB before the prices got jacked up. Had another 4GB stick left over from somewhere and bought another 8GB stick off Ebay because the price was good and it gives me triple channel. If only I could mix ECC with non-ECC, could get another six 4GB sticks off Ebay for like £13 each.
That's a possibility, or he could have an 8 core with hyperthreading. I know in Windows 8.1 each graph is a "logical processor" i.e. a thread, not sure if task managers in older versions of Windows show cores or threads.
I have 16gigs of ECC ram in my homemade NAS running NAS4Free with ZFS raid..don't need it in my main pc
That feel, when 64GB would cut render times almost in half in Premiere Pro.
hey bruhs since this is a ram thread, how easy is it to get ram to play nice with each other? I have 8gb of ripjaws 1866 and i've heard before that ram can sometimes not like other rams, is this still a thing?
Run a bunch of virtual machines, run a heavily modded vidja game, do some intense video editing or graphics design. If you just browse /g/ then don't bother worrying about it, just sit back and be content with your mundane existence.
Different sizes and speeds should be fine, it'll just run at the lowest frequency. Also if you don't have the correct slots filled you could lose dual channel if the capacities are different. Of course for the best reliability and simplicity you should try and have all stick be identical.
Perfectly fine. With a 4 slot board that runs in dual channel each channel has 2 slots, as long as those match it's good. With a 2 slot board (i.e. most MITX) each channel only has one slot and so you have no option but to use identical capacities.
who cares, linux only has programs to use 2gb of ram
You can post in desktop threads and have your terminal in Arch showing 12gb of ram and say "I don't need anymore, im not a video game playing child and dont need to run VMs because i use FOSS for everything :^)
>mfw my work PC has effectively 3GB and is used mainly for photo editing
Having FF, PS and inDesign open already fills that out nearly entirely.
fucking crazy i remember when i upgraded my 64mb of sdram to 192MB, made a huge difference on win98se load times on my 600mhz P3. Next computer bought had 512MB DDR on 2400mhz P4, later upgraded to 1,5GB, next computer bought, had a core2duo 2,8ghz, oc'd to 3,6GHz with 4GB DDR2, now 16GB DDR3, core i7 4770k 3.5GHz.
I've maxed out at like 12GB while doing some photoshop stuff.
Well it was my Computer but it hadn't enough RAM to open 2 Tabs in Firefox so i threw it in the trash can.
Now I got twice as much and installes WIndows 98 because its 9,8 times better than Windows 10 :^)
I get this reference. I too have installed Gentoo.
I have 16 GB of RAM, and all I run is cinnamon along with firefox with four tabs, a terminal running a vim and another sitting in the directory I'm working in.
That's like 2GB max. And it's all firefox.
Using a $35 single board device for lurking on the interwebs... Shit just works
running 32gb since 2013, cost me 200 euro back then.