8gb vs 4gb

joseph0510

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Does 4gb and 8gb or memory make a lot of difference on a laptop? Will it affect the performance if I like to have a stream open while playing games and while im skyping with my friends?
 

i7Baby

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The standard for pc's now is 8gb. It had to jump up from 4gb because we are now multitasking more than ever. Right now I have 13 pages open in Chrome. I've also got a lot of background tasks loaded and running - Avast, Printer, UEFI, Afetburner, Geforce Experience, Skype, Word, Games, IE9, etc etc. And now games are loading more and more into memory - See Watch Dogs.
 

joseph0510

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I usually watch twitch stream while playing hearthstone or while waiting for a league of legends que (all while skyping with friends). Will I need an 8gb ram for all this?
 

i7Baby

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The standard for pc's now is 8gb. It had to jump up from 4gb because we are now multitasking more than ever. Right now I have 13 pages open in Chrome. I've also got a lot of background tasks loaded and running - Avast, Printer, UEFI, Afetburner, Geforce Experience, Skype, Word, Games, IE9, etc etc. And now games are loading more and more into memory - See Watch Dogs.
 

ksham

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Oh, if you are just watching a stream, then 4GB can be fine with twitch.tv and hearthstone up. 8GB will help, definitely, but it's not a must. I thought you meant that you were doing the streaming.
 

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