How does it feel using 32GB RAM? Has anybody had that experience? And is it really worth it?
Answer by chadt4 · Jun 19, 2010 at 06:07 PM
No, it is not worth it. There are very few times when your system will even use 8GB of RAM, let along 32. More RAM doesn't increase speed beyond a certain point. If the program that you use only addresses a max of 8GB of RAM, then 8GB is all you need for optimal results. However, all 32 bit programs address a max of 4GB of ram, and all 64 bit programs usually address 4-6 GB, rarely 8 or higher. So, no. 32GB of RAM is just overkill. Plus, it would cost you a fortune.
Answer by FilipinoPower · Jun 19, 2010 at 08:25 PM
Yeah 32 gigs of ram is complete overkill (for now, who knows programs in the future could use that much memory but for now) it is a complete waste of money because some motherboards can't even handle 32 gigs of memory so you would be wasting a fortune for something that you can't even use
Answer by ageekmom · Jun 19, 2010 at 11:48 PM
Memory Limits for Windows Releases (from Microsoft.com) -- http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa366778(VS.85).aspx
Couldn't find a handy breakdown for Mac OS versions like Windows' list, but Diglloyd's Macintosh Performance Guide has a load of stuff of optimal RAM configuration for various Macs and various apps: http://macperformanceguide.com/search-ajax.html?q=maximum+ram
Answer by trueb · Jun 20, 2010 at 12:05 AM
i dont see a point in having that much ram unless you are into some heavy duty stuff... servers is but one reason, video editing, animations, CAD, Simulations are but a few... but for the regular user, 8 is more then enough...
Answer by blackbird307 · Jun 20, 2010 at 12:11 AM
I would feel like I wasted a lot of money. I would have 32gbs of ram that will mean nothing in 5 years because it will have a slower refresh than the ram 5 years from now with same quantity, and even then 32gb would still be useless.
Answer by mnymj · Jul 20, 2010 at 03:07 PM
the more ram you have the more stable your computer will be over time. that is the computer will run long stably between reboots, I reboot every 2 to 2 1/2 months. I have a 64 bit windows 7 ultimate 8Gb Quad core Q6600 desktop. That's why when asked I always say get as much disk space and ram as you can afford. it better to get a slightly slower CPU and more ram, than a faster CPU crippled back a lack of ram.
Answer by Monkinto · Jun 19, 2010 at 08:41 PM
i think that the only operation system and hardware that can use 32 gigs of ram is mac osx with a mac pro and that supports up to 64 gigs but its still overkill to go with 32 gigs of ram nothing uses that much ram