Is 4GB Ram enough?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by bluescity, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. bluescity macrumors newbie

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    For those of you already gaming on the new MBP (especially the 13''), is 4GB enough RAM?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Yes, as most games are 32-bit so they can't take advantage of 4GB of RAM anyway.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    There are other bottlenecks so yes, 4GB is more than fine. You probably won't notice anything by getting 8GB.
     
  4. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    Definitely. There are bigger bottlenecks to worry about than a <10% jump for $400.
     
  5. bluescity thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So now I'm curious. What are the bigger bottlenecks and what can I do to obviate those problems? Thanks!
     
  6. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Hard drive, CPU, GPU... What can you do? Nothing. Seriously, most gamers have 4GB RAM and their system is a lot faster than yours. Why? Because as spinnerlys said, most games are 32-bit and thus cannot utilize more than 3GB of RAM
     
  7. bluescity thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks HH. And by the way, you have the most kick-ass ID image.
     
  8. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Doesn't that leave some left over for you operating system to enjoy? :) BTW, I've got 4GB RAM in my MBP.
     
  9. R.R.Mac macrumors regular

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  10. Durandal02 macrumors member

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    4GB is more than enough if you're only running the games themselves without many memory-intensive programs in the background.
     

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