How do I chose a good budget desktop computer?

Started Nov 14, 2012 | Questions thread
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Chris Noble
Chris Noble Senior Member • Posts: 1,797
RAM is not used just for apps

BobSC wrote:

I have a bunch of RAM in my 64bit windows7 machines. According to task manager I rarely, rarely use over 3 gb. I run photoshop, illustrator, word, excel, and some other stuff all at once with large files opened.

There are a lot of posts on this forum like this one. The OS uses RAM to cache frequently-accessed pages. Get at least 8 GB.

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