should I add more ram?

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kamui4697
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hi, i am running windows 7 64 bit with 4gb of ram.i do mostly web surfing with light gaming.i play batman arkham asylum and spiderman web of shadows.just wondering if it would be worth upgrading to 8gb of ram?my motherboard is a gigabyte ep43-ds3l motherboard with q6600 and evga 560 ti superclocked edition.

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Razear
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RAM is so cheap these days that an upgrade would be a very sensible option.

terorvlad
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I upgraded from 4 gb to 8 and the only 2 programs taking up 4.3 Gb of ram are GTA IV and Minecraft =) I don't really think you need it for gaming and doing it for web surfing would just be money thrown on the windows :)

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Earnhardt
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as razear says,ram is cheap,its worth the upgrade.besides,you never know if you may need it in the future.

caspeer_costel
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having more RAM is always better. And try to have them at the same frequency and latency.

Warrior
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I would say upgrade. Buy the Corsair Vengance 16gb RAM (I'm planning on buying it myself ;)

3dGameMan
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I'd personally go with Crucial memory.

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kamui4697
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thanks guys i appreciate the help

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