Memory upgrade worth it on LGA 1150 mobo?

jonmakela00

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Current system:
i5-4690k cpu
Asrock Z97 Pro3 mobo
XFX RX 580 4GB gpu
EVGA G2 650w psu
Crucial - Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

For giggles I started thinking about upgrading memory, but prices still seem high. I use the PC for normal internet and online gaming (world of tanks, fortnite) and that's about it.

I want to stick with my blue color scheme...saw the Kingston HyperX Fury that OCs up to 1866. But, dang, 8GB = $60...ouch. Can't afford four of those.

Is it reasonable to expect a performance enhancement by going up to 32GB from my current 16GB and, if so, would I ever detect the increased performance?
 
For gaming? Absolutely not.
You can monitor your ram usage and check it, but 16GB is plenty. For most games even 12GB is enough.

 


I would be really suprised if you are filling up your 16gb of ram just with gaming. Open task manager and see how much you are using.
 

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