Daily reminder that available RAM is wasted RAM.
>inb4 people with 32 GB of RAM complaining about a browser using 2.
>tfw you want to buy 8gb more but the 8 you have is already enough
I want to add 8 GB for a total of 16 to add a RAM disk. Not sure what I'd be using it for, though. A VM?
My memory usage with nothing running is ~25%; ~45% with some stuff running, ~75-85% when gayming. Only a single "nearly out of RAM" warning ever.
>tfw upgrading your pc is getting more and more useless because nothing demands more power anymore
I have a lot of wasted RAM then.
With DDR4 prices falling as of late, it makes me want to get 32GB for a near-future build, I do all sorts of heavy processing but have a feeling 16GB might be enough.
I know this is bait and all but seriously this fucking
>If you aren't spending 3 GB of your RAM on animating a bloated JS facebook like button you're wasting it!
shitposting by gamer pleb redditors trying to rationalize their mindless consumption needs to end.
I forgot to mention I randomly found out my C: SSD was almost filled up for no reason. I found out the rest of my free space was filled up by page file, so I guess the lack of ram is shredding my SSD life span.
anon, the page file is usually set equal to your total RAM + 300MB, increasing your system RAM will thus increase your page file proportionally.
You could disable paging, but it's actually an important function in any OS, and will reduce system stability if you do disable it. The ideal case is simply to have a separate scratch disk for your page and hibernation files; many productivity programs let you assign scratch disks too.
The utility I was using that graphs out what directories and files are taking up the most space said my pagefile on C: was 13GB or some shit. Is it wrong? Should I change anything?
Shit I don't know, my grandma's Pentium D 915 is getting pretty long in the teeth. But it's probably more because it's running an ancient original XP media center install that's been beaten to shit by two rather tech illiterate owners now.
that's true, but nowadays anyone can afford enough RAM so that the shit that actually needs it will always have it anyway, and the shit that doesn't will get it too just because there's so much of it to go around.
I know, this is simply the Windows default allocation, although it may vary. It was probably a good idea to set a bigger allocation in ye olde days when you ran out of RAM all the fucking time, but computers rarely will now.
Just because it's there doesn't mean it is doing anything. Usually the page just sits as an empty partition waiting to accept data if you run out of memory, but even my 8GB system rarely pages data when working with various programs and big documents in Photoshop. I'd say leave it just in case, disabling hibernation is safer and also frees up your RAM's worth of space on disk.
>tfw bought a 2011 macbook air for 50 bucks
>forever doomed to 2gb
To be honest it's not too bad though.
>lurking in >100 threads
>have 3 eve clients open
>playing tf2, have minecraft and ksp open in background
>all while being above 60fps on good settings
it's the best feling
That really seems significant. 6 to 18 fps more. Unfortunately those website that do the test are shit and don't provide enough information on the hardware they use or don't test it on other CPUs for example.
The point of a generous swap allocation is that you can swap out all low-demand memory pages and use the freed memory for disk cache.
Putting high-demand memory pages on swap when running out of memory is always bad but better than a hard OOM crash.
>Unfortunately those website that do the test are shit and don't provide enough information on the hardware they use or don't test it on other CPUs for example.
You hit the nail on the head, Skylake is the only recent CPU architecture that benefits somewhat from increased memory speeds (not counting APUs), but if you have something older there will be zero difference. Just get the cheapest RAM then.
Another day, another fucking idiot who doesn't know how cache works.
>You don't need more than 8 GB anon
>Considering ordering another 32 GB