don't close anything and post a screenshot of your ram usage.
pic related, mine. just edge open and steam running in the background installing witcher 3.
4GB in active use and 9GB cached.
Never save on RAM, my kids
was contacting newegg chat to see if my 6700k replacement (two cores where faulty) could be shipped out via next day shipping once approved and newegg's chat works well in edge while in firefox it doesn't load correctly.
probably because of all my noscript and ublock shit but to lazy to disable whats causing it to screw up.
firefox with 3 tabs open plus a terminal
What do guys need so much ram for?
my imac has a uptime of 13 days so far.
FF with 15 tabs, GIMP, VLC, PDF reader, Pidgin, FTP client, IDE, and two terminals open.
but see, you have never tried because you have been so limited. you have it embedded in yourself to hinder your ram usage.
once you break off the shackles of limitations and are free is when you realize how did you ever operate with such limited ram?
all the tabs, all the programs you can have open. never needing to exit out of anything. everything cached in ram. new possibilities such as tmfps and ram disks. its amazing.
running windows 7 on 1 vm with 4gigs of ram.
notepad++ with 30+ tabs open
I personally had my wrist fuck up when holding a cup of coffee, got it all over my rig.
was so bad I had to clean out the cpu socket (fucken hell)
only damage was 1 stick of ram, was not going to run 4gigs of ram so I just got a 16gig 8x2 pack.
yea, I'm not always going to use more then 8 gigs but when I do my pc is not going to turn to a sack of shit under load.
16gigs well worth.
ps. I tossed my mobo/970 into the condensing dryer I have. had my rig back up and running in less then an hour.
no but i don't like what microsoft is doing and apparently they are getting away with it