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It depends your budget of course. But, I think 8 GB is OK for DCS.

 

For extra requirements (Auto-CAD, 3D or other graphics works in hi-res etc.) you might think about 16 GB.

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8 GB is far too large... I am using 8 GB and it barely can eat 4 GB (as far I noticed).

Game must be optimized because it uses very low % power of current PC generations.

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IMHO, if your wallet can spare the extra cash without sacrificing elsewhere and with an eye to the future, then get the extra 8GB.

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Thanks, I think I'll stick with 8 for the moment. I will still have 2 spare slots on my m/b incase I need them in the future.

 

My next question is will 2133 mhz make any difference over 1600 mhz?


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Only in some very operation-intensive scientific applications.

 

For games, the tests I have seen indicate a 1 to 2 percent performance boost - within the margins of error.

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You could also opt to buy a 8 gb set which is faster/better for the same money as a slower 16 gb set. Will pay off if you later are gonna overclock. Although in DCS ive run my mem from 1000 to 1600 MHz and there is absolutely no performance difference fps wise. Could be a bottleneck somewhere which i havent found out. 8 gb is far and away more than enough for DCS though for regular missions/campagins.

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8 GB is far too large... I am using 8 GB and it barely can eat 4 GB (as far I noticed).

Game must be optimized because it uses very low % power of current PC generations.

 

 

It's not, DCS already used 4GB on my system, same for Planetside 2, though I've to say that I run some monitoring softwares in the background but it's not a big deal.

 

Encoding videos can use up to 8GB of RAM as well but it depends the software you're using.

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