EXTREME Overclocking Forums
Home | Reviews | Forums | Downloads | RealTime Pricing Engine | Folding Stats Contact Us


Go Back   EXTREME Overclocking Forums > Intel Specific > Intel Motherboards

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-27-2012, 05:08 AM   #1
scarface-x
its world up there
Senior Member
 
scarface-x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Age: 34
Posts: 898
iTrader: 0 / 0%
24GB of DDR3 Asus rampage II

I was just wonder what happend if I upgrade from 6GB ram to 24GB, I do using PC for playing games like COH, Total war, COD, BF3, ect.


durring the game play I can see that I am using about the 4.5GB of RAM (total ram 6GB)

before I had 3GB of RAM and I was using 2.5GB of RAM

now I am thinking to upgrade ram to 24GB to thinking more you give more PC uses??? from my experience I had it should work that way.

so if I upgrade the RAM to 24GB then I should use durring the game play at least 10GB? maybe more? that means the PC should work much faster

just thinking
__________________
Republic of Gamers

CPU - Intel Core i7 965 @3.74Ghz
CPU Cooler - Coolermaster V8 CPU Cooler
MOBO - Asus Rampage II Extreme Intel X58
RAM - Corsair 6GB DDR3 Dominator 1600MHz
GPU - Asus GTX660Ti
HDD - OCZ 240GB Vertex SSD 2.5"
DVD - LiteOn DX-4O1S-03C 4x Blu Ray Reader
PSU - Corsair HX 1000W ATX2.2 Modular SLI
CASE - Antec 1200 Twelve Hundred Ultimate
OS - Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Offline  
Old 04-27-2012, 08:40 AM   #2
pckid9234
Extreme Overclocker
Senior Member
 
pckid9234's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: NJ
Posts: 845
iTrader: 2 / 100%
I have heard to game you dont really need more then 6 gb and you over like 8 gb is really only for rendering in like solid works or 3d in photoshop. But, I would assume that as time goes on that games are going to use more ram as time goes on so if you want to future proof yourself go with 24. But who knows new ram will prob be coming out in a few years any ways. My opinion if you do no rendering or modeling stick with what you have or get 8 or even 12 but for just games 24 is over kill. Go get an SSD or a AIO water cooler if you dont like the v8
Offline  
Old 04-27-2012, 09:14 AM   #3
maxgull
fo mo yeers
Senior Member
 
maxgull's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,159
iTrader: 10 / 100%
If your MOBO will handle it, do it!!! RAMDisk FTW!
__________________
i7-930 4GHz
Refrigerated Water Cooling CPU Heatkiller 3.0
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R
Gigabyte GTX 980TI 6GB Golden Edition
12GB Kingston Hyper-X 1600
4x Seagate 750GB B'Cudas Short Stroked RAID0 ~350MB/sec
3x 24" Samsung, Logitech G15, Ideazon Fang, G25 Wheel
Offline  
Old 04-27-2012, 04:50 PM   #4
BIOShazard
Extreme Overclocker
Senior Member
 
BIOShazard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Kolbotn, Norway.
Age: 22
Posts: 751
iTrader: 0 / 0%
I used to have that motherboard a while back. I am fairly certain it can handle 24GB. If you download SIW, it can tell you with certainty in the motherboard tab.

RAM doesn't cost anything these days. If you work with large files a lot, I strongly recommend getting a lot of RAM for the purposes of running a RAMdisk, as maxgull mentioned. Another option, which I like, is to install a game (in my case LoL / Skyrim) on the RAMdisk and watch yourself load in a fraction of the time everyone else is loading. Very fun.

Quote:
so if I upgrade the RAM to 24GB then I should use durring the game play at least 10GB?
No, most likely not (it doesn't scale linearly). The reason why you were using less RAM when you had less RAM was probably because of more page file usage by the OS to prevent the RAM filling completely. However, with anything over 8GB RAM I doubt you would see a difference, since you wouldn't be close to filling the RAM. If you decide to use a RAMdisk, though, of say 8GB, you would of course be using more RAM, but you wouldn't be using it as traditional RAM, if you catch my drift.

Quote:
that means the PC should work much faster
This is true, though. The less the page file is used, the better. I have taken to disabling it completely, I found it pesky. However, in terms of performance, faster RAM is better than more RAM, assuming you already have sufficient (6GB or more). Again, that is unless you plan to run a RAMDisk.
__________________
Main: ASROCK Fatal1ty X79 Champion // Intel Core i7 3930k @ 4.5GHz (35k PPD ;D) // 24GB Corsair Vengeance @ 1600MHz// GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 780 Ti // 2 x 2TB + 1 x 1TB + 2 x 250GB Seagate Barracuda (RAID0) + 4xSamsung 840 128GB SSD RAID 10 // PC P&C Silencer 750W // Windows 8 x64 // Corsair Obsidian 800D
Briefcase computer: ASUS P8P67 EVO // Intel Core i7 2600K @ 4.6GHz 1.304V // 8GB Kingston DDR3 HyperX 1600MHz // MSI GeForce GTX 460 // 3 x 160GB Seagate Barracuda (RAID0) // OCZ StealthXStream 600W // Windows 7 x64 // Modified briefcase for ease of transport
Si is est non infractus, redintegro is insquequo is est (If it ain't broken, fix it until it is) --- The motto of any experienced overclocker ^^,
Currently an IT-trainee at Drømtorp Videregående Skole (=High school) & studying PHP programming at HiST (=University college).
Offline  
Sponsored Links:
Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:20 PM.

Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, EXTREME Overclocking