How much RAM is your main PC running

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    cyprus said:

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    6GB but the only upgrade I've done to my PC since I bought it in 2010 is the graphics card about 4 years ago which is Nvidia 660Ti.

    The thing runs pretty bad now but Im not sure whether to stump up for a new PC or upgrade the RAM, graphics and move to SSD.
     
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    Ganty said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyprus View Post
    6GB but the only upgrade I've done to my PC since I bought it in 2010 is the graphics card about 4 years ago which is Nvidia 660Ti.

    The thing runs pretty bad now but Im not sure whether to stump up for a new PC or upgrade the RAM, graphics and move to SSD.
    Entirely depends on what you use it for. For day to day use, the single most beneficial upgrade will always be an SSD as your OS drive.
     
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    cyprus said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ganty View Post
    Entirely depends on what you use it for. For day to day use, the single most beneficial upgrade will always be an SSD as your OS drive.
    40% fapping

    25% browsing

    20% gaming

    10% video/photo editing

    5% additional fapping

    My current specs are

    Core i7 920
    6GB RAM
    GTX 660Ti
    500 HDD

    I looked in to it a bit this morning and for £350 I can upgrade to:

    16GB RAM
    GTX 1060
    250GB SSD (the 500 can be used as secondary storage) I already have 2TB external storage.

    £350 for the upgrades seems a much better deal than probably twice that for a similarly specced new PC.
     
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    Mickey said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyprus View Post
    40% fapping

    25% browsing

    20% gaming

    10% video/photo editing

    5% additional fapping

    My current specs are

    Core i7 920
    6GB RAM
    GTX 660Ti
    500 HDD

    I looked in to it a bit this morning and for £350 I can upgrade to:

    16GB RAM
    GTX 1060
    250GB SSD (the 500 can be used as secondary storage) I already have 2TB external storage.

    £350 for the upgrades seems a much better deal than probably twice that for a similarly specced new PC.

    The 1060 can be purchased as cheap as £214 from Am@zon for the 6 gig flavour, including a game of your choice

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    cyprus said:

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    Thanks Micky, do you think the extra 3GB ram on the 6GB card is worth the money over the[Only registered and activated users can see links. ]?
     
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    DejaVu said:

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    6GB shoukd handle 'ultra settings' in game, whereas the 3GB will struggle a little at this level.

    Personally, I'd opt for the 6GB version for the extra few quid.


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    Mystical_2K said:

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    8GB in my main laptop - runs ok but never used for gaming, just browsing etc.
    You know he grew up as a little shitspark from the old shitflint and then he turned into a shitbonfire and driven by the winds of his monumental ignorance he turned into a raging shitfirestorm. If I get to be married to Barb I'll have total control of Sunnyvale and then I can unleash the shitnami tidal wave that will engulf Ricky and extinguish his shitflames forever. And with any luck he'll drown in the undershit of that wave. Shitwaves.
     
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    Mickey said:

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    Hi matey yes the extra is well worth it for future proofing, also the 3 gig cards have a few of the parts missing. not sure what they are but the 6 gig cards run slightly faster than the 3 gig. ill dig a url up when I can.

    there is not many games that use up all the 6 gig of memory just yet, but they will at some point in time


    also of a footnote the EVGA for the price and performance beats the other cards of that type according to the sites I've looked at
    and the card is so tiny, its smaller than my old 550 ti
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  9. Ganty's Avatar

    Ganty said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey View Post
    The 1060 can be purchased as cheap as £214 from Am@zon for the 6 gig flavour, including a game of your choice

    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    Quote Originally Posted by cyprus View Post
    Thanks Micky, do you think the extra 3GB ram on the 6GB card is worth the money over the[Only registered and activated users can see links. ]?
    To be honest with you both after recent driver updates you'll get more for your money with an RX480. [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] is the model I have, faultless so far. Can be found much cheaper than this too, just lazyness on my part.
     
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    TheQuagmire said:

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    I use 8GB DDr4 2400mhz ram at the moment its useful for about 90% of the games I have installed right now, and for the more.. memory intensive games I clock my memory usage up to 95% so far (lol)..

    The fad I'm seeing for newer games is that 8GB is just not enough anymore, and you really want a minimum of 16GB for any of the newer games popping up. With a decent +8GB GDDR5 video card. You can't go wrong with a 1060 for most games, but the 1080 will make a whooping difference in all the current, and next-gen games. If there's a deal good deal for a 1080 in your area take it, and you won't regret it.

    Don't worry to much about the speed of the ram for gaming anything just above 2133mhz is more than enough for gaming so don't go out buying 4000mhz ram because it seems faster.. it's not for gaming. In fact you would barely see a 2-3fps increase with the faster ram speed. For gaming you always want a faster parallel speed DRR4 > DRR3 in that way you would see a bit of a difference, but not enormous. You want high speed, low latency ram for video editing/ graphics rendering.. it has no use in gaming as some I'v heard suggest /shrug.

    So if you do happen to upgrade your graphics card to a 1060 make sure to get your ram up to 12-16GB as well. 32GB doesn't hurt, but you'll likely never end up using the whole amount in gaming at least not for another 4-5 years.
     
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    TheQuagmire said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ganty View Post
    To be honest with you both after recent driver updates you'll get more for your money with an RX480. [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] is the model I have, faultless so far. Can be found much cheaper than this too, just lazyness on my part.
    Just noticed you mentioned the 480 as I'v heard there is a bio's going around which you can flash the card to 580 bio's literally changing the card by downloading the updated drivers lol. Kinda like that old joke about downloading more ram, but now you can literally upgrade your graphics card by downloading the appropriate firmware to boost it to the next gen card firmware.