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  1.    10 Sep 2017 #1

    8GB RAM standard?


    Is it just me or did the standard for new computers go from 16GB DDR3 to 8GB DDR4? I have been browsing new PCs and find even high end desktops only having 8GB of ram standard. I find they most tasks I do I need 16GB at least anymore. I recently bought a MacBook Air and thought 8GB would be enough and now it's for sale since I need at least 16GB. Just posting this observation, maybe I'm just crazy.
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  2. AddRAM's Avatar
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       11 Sep 2017 #2

    Ya 8GB is probably the norm, but if you build a PC to order you can get whatever you want.

    I remember when I got my 1st Dell, it had 256 MB LOL
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       11 Sep 2017 #3

    copiertech25 said: View Post
    Is it just me or did the standard for new computers go from 16GB DDR3 to 8GB DDR4?
    People always like the latest stuff, even though it is slower. :)

    But if they want Ryzen or similar, they do not have a choice, DDR4 is way more expensive, so they settle for less. I could not run with less than 16GB, just Deus Ex requires 12GB, without pagefile, otherwise it crashes.
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  4.    11 Sep 2017 #4

    Consider building your own computer, its often cheaper and you can specify your own components, and its rewarding.
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       11 Sep 2017 #5

    Even my old Core 2 Quad system came in with 8GB, with the 780i. Now I switched to a P35 motherboard and sold a few sticks of ram and I have 5gb left. Still runs fine, just don't have 4GB though.
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  6.    11 Sep 2017 #6

    swarfega said: View Post
    Consider building your own computer, its often cheaper and you can specify your own components, and its rewarding.
    Already build myself a nice rig. I just browse new systems for the fun of it.
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  7.    11 Sep 2017 #7

    AddRAM said: View Post
    Ya 8GB is probably the norm, but if you build a PC to order you can get whatever you want.

    I remember when I got my 1st Dell, it had 256 MB LOL [emoji23]
    My first computer had 64MB!
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  8.    11 Sep 2017 #8

    copiertech25 said: View Post
    Already build myself a nice rig. I just browse new systems for the fun of it.
    I guess its good way to get ideas.
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  9.    11 Sep 2017 #9

    swarfega said: View Post
    I guess its good way to get ideas.
    I'm just a geek. I like to see what is out there.
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  10.    13 Sep 2017 #10

    copiertech25 said: View Post
    My first computer had 64MB!
    lol That's Nothing ,My first was a Pentium 133mhz 32mb ram 8GB HDD and 33.6 Modem i was flying back in 1995
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