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Memory 32Gb of RAM. Pointless apart from video editing?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by SuperHans123, 23 Apr 2016.

  1. SuperHans123

    SuperHans123 Modder

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    Just wondering.
     
  2. PocketDemon

    PocketDemon What's a Dremel?

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    Ummm.... Let's think - running more VMs at once, working on huge images in PS with all the plugins installed, CAD, 3D rendering, (i believe) building 3D maps in some games, ZFS with a few drives, databases (inc in memory ones)...

    ...oh, & showing off a little - though you really need 64GB+ to do that these days...

    ...not an exclusive list, but it's a start.
     
  3. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    For internet browsing, documents, spreadsheets and games, yes. But there are plenty of high memory applications as well as pocket demon has demonstrated.
     
  4. kosch

    kosch Trango in the Mango

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    Home Lab VM's is a big one for me and sometimes RAM disks for super fast scratch.
     
  5. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    Yeah Photoshop eats up a lot of RAM if you work on large image files with a lot of history states and a large number of layers. I'm working on relatively small files at the moment and I can reach 10GB of RAM very easily. Being on an older platform I don't have to go all the way to 32GB and happily make do with 24GB, although I now know that 12GB simply wouldn't cut it for me, and 16GB would probably be a push as well.
     
  6. Sparky86

    Sparky86 What's a Dremel?

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    I have 16GB in my (fairly) new system, and I'm regularly seeing 90% usage just from internet browsing with a couple of other small programs open like Outlook and Spotify.

    But I do tend to have a huge number of tabs open, and Chrome seems to use as much memory as it can. Having a lot of Youtube tabs really seems to eat up the memory. When I want to play a game or use another memory intensive program I have to close down Chrome or at least some of the tabs - if I knew I would go through memory like that when I was speccing my system in December I probably would have gone for 32GB.
     
  7. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Rendering new maps in Ashes of the singularity at max detail will eat 16gb for lunch.
     
  8. rollo

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    Running Dungeon defenders 2, Football manager and league of legends uses 6gb of ram. Without going crazy in firefox or chrome not sure how you use more than 8-10gb ram in a general usage pc.

    Video editing is a bit different. VM Stuff, Photoshop can all use alot of ram though.
     

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