Quote: Originally Posted by NonitoAV
I would've thought 4gb was sufficient for virtually most applications/games. Adding more ram doesn't actually speed your computer up, it allows you to keep more files open without slowing down.
Agreed. I have 8 GB of RAM in my laptop because I run VMs on it a lot which can eat up RAM pretty quickly, but for most purposes 4GB is enough. Also, for games, you are better off focusing on the video card, CPU, and storage device (for loading times). For example, I could have got 12 GB of RAM in my desktop, but then I would have had to cut my graphics card down a few notches. Obviously, that was not what I wanted as I stuck with 6 and got a good video card. Also, the reason I got 6 and not 4 is because my options for this PC as it has triple channel were either 3, 6, 12, or 24GB for optimal performance. I'm not totally sure on this, but I believe that by having the exact same RAM in each channel, it helps.