Windows 10: How much RAM does your PC really need?

Discus and support How much RAM does your PC really need? in Windows 10 News to solve the problem; Is there a case for more than 8GB of RAM? Sure there is, but the bang for the buck trails off. Here is a definitive guide to how much RAM your PCs... Discussion in 'Windows 10 News' started by Brink, May 4, 2016.

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    Brink New Member

    How much RAM does your PC really need?


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    Brink, May 4, 2016
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  2. sosul Win User

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    How much RAM does your PC have?
     
    sosul, May 4, 2016
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  3. Symbian^3 on 5530

    @tahvo-how much ram does your pc have?
     
    romperompe, May 4, 2016
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  4. BunnyJ New Member

    How much RAM does your PC really need?

    I always felt that for most users 4gb was the sweet spot and for users that did a lot of multitasking and need a bit more performance then 8gb is the sweet spot. I have 8gb and I'm happy with it.

    For graphic work or CAD work.. I would get 32Gb.
     
    BunnyJ, May 4, 2016
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  5. Faith Win User
    As a PC gamer I would put 8GB as the minimum and 16GB as safe. I have seen plenty of games recently pushing and even surpassing 6GB of RAM usage.
     
    Faith, May 4, 2016
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  6. I have an odd case where using more RAM on an x64 system actually benefits my audio editor (even though it's and x86 application)

    I first noticed this when I switched from XP over to XP x64. When I opened a large wave file in RAM, I originally could only open about 1:30 (hh/mm) in length, but on an x64 system, I could manage to open a two hour file. All I can muster as a guess is that the application gets access to an entire four-gigabyte memory block on an x64, whereas on a 32-bit system, that address space is shared with the OS and hardware region just below the 4 GB boundary. But whatever the reason, the benefit has been real.

    What about CAD design software takes 32 GB? I was actually curious (I really didn't know why it consumes so much)
    *Smile
     
    Jody Thornton, May 4, 2016
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  7. BunnyJ New Member
    From what I read the min is 8Gb but I would go for as much as possible. 16-32Gb would be best.
     
    BunnyJ, May 4, 2016
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  8. DooGie Win User

    How much RAM does your PC really need?

    Modern CAD software is generally 2D drawings from which you can create 3D models. Rendering these can use a hell of a lot of RAM to do this in a short timespan.
     
    DooGie, May 4, 2016
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  9. dencal Win User
    CAD/CAM both can use up enormous resources, particularly when rendering
     
    dencal, May 5, 2016
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  10. LEE
    Lee Win User
    Because I run up to three VMs at a time it is nice having 32 gigs of memory. . . *really
     
  11. I think 8GB RAM should be standard for all computers. Operating systems and programs today use more resources than ever.

    I ordered a workstation with 32GB RAM. I need it for CAD/CAM. It probably is enough but I may bump it to 64GB because why not? *Biggrin
     
    z31fanatic, May 5, 2016
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  12. vgchat Win User
    Having a bit extra ram never hurts. In 2013, i got 16GB of ram to help "future proof" it. With games edging up on 6+GB of ram usage I may have to double up to 32 or even 64GB of ram in 2-3 years lol, in that time they'll probably eat up 12GB or more of my ram.
     
    vgchat, May 5, 2016
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  13. arachnaut Win User

    How much RAM does your PC really need?

    I use a lot of large music sample libraries for sound design. I find 16 GB to be very nice. I never felt that I needed more than that.
     
    arachnaut, May 5, 2016
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  14. John035 Win User
    I use up 16 gigs of RAM every day.
     
    John035, May 5, 2016
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  15. msny Win User
    I'm a business developer programmer, 16gb is my minimum.
     
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