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Standard User astateoftrance
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 05-Nov-17 14:51:08
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Can't believe how high RAM prices have gone! I was thinking of doubling my RAM to 16 GB but not at the current price, last year I got a single 8GB dimm for £35 now we are talking around £70. Ouch. Think 8 GB is fine for 1080p gaming anyway but thought more wouldn't harm.
Standard User mrnelster
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 05-Nov-17 18:08:05
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I feel your pain. I'm waiting for that to drop, as well as GPU prices. frown
Standard User Lt_Swan
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 05-Nov-17 18:22:47
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I remember when it was £1 for 1Mb laugh

64MB = £64 frown

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Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 06-Nov-17 09:18:12
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Pretty sure I remember upgrading PCs in the earlyish 90's when buying 4MB of RAM would be around £30 a meg. RAM prices have always fluctuated - after the Japan earthquake they went up significantly as most of the RAM was produced there - not sure what has happened now for prices to increase again?
Standard User astateoftrance
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 07-Nov-17 21:37:15
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I think the current high prices are just down to supply and demand, have read that there will be increased production in 2018 which will hopefully bring prices down.

In reply to a post by mrnelster:
I feel your pain. I'm waiting for that to drop, as well as GPU prices. frown


Yeah wait if you can.. also worth keeping an eye out on black friday/cyber monday for deals.

In reply to a post by Lt_Swan:
I remember when it was £1 for 1Mb laugh

64MB = £64 frown


Think my first PC in 98 was 64 mb which I later upgraded to 128 mb smile
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 08-Nov-17 09:02:09
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My first computer had 4.5KB.

My first PC had 640KB.
Standard User Alnath
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 02-Dec-17 17:56:22
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In reply to a post by astateoftrance:
Can't believe how high RAM prices have gone! I was thinking of doubling my RAM to 16 GB but not at the current price, last year I got a single 8GB dimm for £35 now we are talking around £70. Ouch. Think 8 GB is fine for 1080p gaming anyway but thought more wouldn't harm.


It is video RAM you need for resolution not system RAM, the difference between 8 and 16GB of RAM is negligible at different resolutions.
Standard User astateoftrance
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 03-Dec-17 20:31:31
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Thanks. I should have known that because that's one of the reason I decided on getting a 4 GB 1050 ti. Main reason was obviously the budget smile
Standard User Alnath
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 05-Dec-17 10:52:18
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I run the same card mate, perfect for 1080p gaming.
Standard User astateoftrance
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 10-Dec-17 11:17:16
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Yeah I am happy with it, has been handling the games I play fine. Most demanding has been BF 1 but I still get 50-60 FPS most of the time (occasionally dipped into the 40's) on medium settings. I have a i3 6100 so that may be limiting it considering the large maps and 64 players. It feels smooth while playing though which is the important thing.
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