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How much system memory you have on PC and for what purpose it's used

How much system memory you have on PC and for what purpose it's used

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Jun 15, 2016
1,041 (0.97/day)
System Name My PC
Processor 4670K@4.4GHz
Motherboard Gryphon Z87
Cooling CM 212
Memory 2x8GB+2x4GB @2400GHz
Video Card(s) XFX Radeon RX 580 GTS Black Edition 1425MHz OC+, 8GB
Storage Intel 530 SSD 480GB + Intel 510 SSD 120GB + 2x500GB hdd raid 1
Display(s) HP envy 32 1440p
Case CM Mastercase 5
Audio Device(s) Sbz Zxr
Power Supply Antec 620W
Mouse G502
Keyboard G910
Software Win 10 pro
Just a little pool about memory and for what it's used.
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Aug 20, 2007
10,964 (2.56/day)
System Name Pioneer
Processor Intel i9 9900k
Motherboard ASRock Z390 Taichi
Cooling Noctua NH-D15 + A whole lotta Sunon and Corsair Maglev blower fans...
Memory G.SKILL TridentZ Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 @ 14-14-14-34-2T
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2
Storage HGST UltraStar 7K6000 3.5" HDD 2TB 7200 RPM (w/128MBs of Cache)
Display(s) LG 32GK850G-B 1440p 32" AMVA Panel G-Sync 144hz Display
Case Thermaltake Core X31
Audio Device(s) Onboard Toslink to Schiit Modi Multibit to Asgard 2 Amp to AKG K7XX Ruby Red Massdrop Headphones
Power Supply Seasonic PRIME 750W 80Plus Titanium
Keyboard WASD CODE 104-Key w/ Cherry MX Green Keyswitches, Doubleshot Vortex PBT White Transluscent Keycaps
Software Windows 10 x64
32GB on a gaming gentoo System. Yes, I am crazy.

Probably gaming&profesional use, then?
Dec 16, 2017
371 (0.71/day)
System Name Desktop4
Processor Intel Core i3-4330
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H v2.1
Cooling Standard Intel Cooler
Memory 32 GB DDR3 1600 MHz (11-10-10-29 CR2)
Video Card(s) Gigabyte AORUS Radeon RX 580 8 GB
Storage Kingston HyperX Fury 240 GB // Toshiba 2 TB HDD // WD 2 TB HDD // Mushkin Triactor 3DL 256 GB
Display(s) LG 22MP55 IPS Display
Case Corsair Carbide 100R
Audio Device(s) Logitech G430 Headset
Power Supply Corsair CX650M
Mouse Logitech Wireless Mouse M280 // Microsoft Trackball Optical 1.0
Keyboard Microsoft Natural Keyboard 4000
Software Windows 10
Benchmark Scores CPU-Z: 327.9 ST / 973.8 MT Cinebench R20: 797 cb
32 GB.

RAM drives.

If I only gamed, I would only need about 16 gb.


The Exiled Airman
Jul 2, 2007
26,256 (6.05/day)
Republic of Texas (True Patriot)
System Name PCGOD
Processor AMD FX 8350@ 5.0GHz
Motherboard Asus TUF 990FX Sabertooth R2 2901 Bios
Cooling Scythe Ashura, 2×BitFenix 230mm Spectre Pro LED (Blue,Green), 2x BitFenix 140mm Spectre Pro LED
Memory 16 GB Gskill Ripjaws X 2133 (2400 OC, 10-10-12-20-20, 1T, 1.65V)
Video Card(s) AMD Radeon 290 Sapphire Vapor-X
Storage Samsung 840 Pro 256GB, WD Velociraptor 1TB
Display(s) NEC Multisync LCD 1700V (Display Port Adapter)
Case AeroCool Xpredator Evil Blue Edition
Audio Device(s) Creative Labs Sound Blaster ZxR
Power Supply Seasonic 1250 XM2 Series (XP3)
Mouse Roccat Kone XTD
Keyboard Roccat Ryos MK Pro
Software Windows 7 Pro 64
Faster access than a SSD.

14Gigs Free, 2 Used by Windows 7 64bit.


Staff member
Oct 15, 2006
12,353 (2.68/day)
Missoula, MT, USA
System Name Kursah's Gaming Rig 2018 - Ryzen+ Edition | SpartanCore | SpartanCore2
Processor R7 2700X @ Stock (3.7/4.35) w/PBO+XFR2 | i7 3770 3.4/3.9 Stock | i7 4770 3.4/3.9 Stock
Motherboard Asus ROG Strix X370-F Gaming | Intel DQ77MK | SuperMicro X10SLQ
Cooling Noctua NH-U14S Push-Pull + NT-H1 | Stock Intel Cooler + AC MX4 | Stock Intel Cooler + AC MX4
Memory 16GB (2x8) G.Skill DDR4-3200 | 16GB (4x4) Samsung DDR3-1600 | 32GB (4x8) Mushkin Stealth DDR3-1600
Video Card(s) MSI GTX980 Ti Gaming 6G LE @ Stock | Onboard Intel HD 4000 | Onboard Intel HD 4600
Storage SSD 250GB + 960GB, 1x2TB | 120GB SSD, RAID10 6x2TB (6TB) | 120GB SSD, RAID10 6x3TB (9TB)
Display(s) Samsung 32" TV IPS 1080p, Dell 23" U2312HM IPS 1080p | 19" Dell on KVM..mostly headless operation.
Case Corsair 600C - Stock Fans on Low | Lian Li Lancool PC-K7 - Cougar fans | Modified Lenovo TS430 Case
Audio Device(s) Aune T1 mk1 > AKG K553 Pro + HiFiMAN HE-350 (Equalizer APO + PeaceUI) | Not in use
Power Supply EVGA 750G2 Modular + APC Back-UPS Pro 1500 | EVGA KR500 80+ Bronze (Both) + APC Smart-UPS 1500
Mouse Logitech G502 | Dell USB Laser Mouse (KVM)
Keyboard Logitech G15 rv2 | Dell USB Keyboard (KVM)
Software Windows 10 Pro x64 | Windows Server 2012 R2 (Hyper-V) | Windows Server 2016 (Hyper-V)
8GB work laptop (soldered on and pushed beyond limits), all sorts of work stuff...constantly hitting mid-90% usage.
16GB main system, 16GB gaming laptop, used in multitasking, gaming, running VM labs, etc.
32GB in servers - Hyper-V cores, multiple VM's in operation and with replication between cores.


May 9, 2013
775 (0.35/day)
Nykoebing Mors, Denmark
System Name the little fart
Processor AMD Ryzen 2600X
Motherboard MSI x470 gaming plus
Cooling Noctua NH-C14S
Memory 16 GB G.Skill Ripjaw 2400Mhz DDR 4
Video Card(s) Sapphire RX Vega 56 Pulse
Storage 1 Crucial MX100 512GB SSD,1 Crucial MX500 2TB SSD, 1 1,5TB WD Black Caviar, 1 4TB WD RED HD
Display(s) IIyama XUB2792QSU IPS 2560x1440
Case White Lian-Li PC-011 Dynamic
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar SE pci-e card
Power Supply Thermaltake DPS G 1050 watt Digital PSU
Mouse Steelseries Sensei
Keyboard Corsair K70
Software windows 10 64 pro bit
16 GB used for gaming and light video editing..
Sep 10, 2018
122 (0.48/day)
Processor i9 9900k @5ghz
Motherboard Asus Maximus XI Code
Cooling Corsair h150i Pro Push/Pull. 5x Corsair ML120 + 4x Corsair LL120
Memory 32 GB 4x8GB 3466mhz Corsair RGB Pro
Video Card(s) TItan Xp
Storage Samsung 960 evo/Samsung 850 evo
Display(s) Asus ROG PG278QR
Case Corsair 500D SE RGB
Audio Device(s) Arctis Pro + gaming Dac/Corsair sp 2500
Power Supply Seasonic Ultra Prime Titanium 850w
Mouse Logitech G903 Lightspeed
Keyboard Corsair K95 RGB Platinum
Benchmark Scores http://www.3dmark.com/spy/5263931
32GB. Mostly gaming.
Aug 27, 2015
469 (0.34/day)
In the middle of nowhere
System Name Scrapped Parts, Unite !
Processor i5-2500 @ 3.3 Ghz//Q9300 @ 2.5 Ghz
Motherboard GA-H67MA-USB3-B3// P35 Neo2-FR
Cooling Stock
Memory 10 GB DDR3 1333 // 3 GB DDR2
Video Card(s) Colorful iGame GeForce GTX1060 Vulcan U 6G // ASUS ENGT 220 1GD3
Storage Hitachi 500 GB, Sony 1TB, KINGSTON 400A 120GB // Samsung 160 GB
Display(s) HP 2009f
Case Xigmatek Asgard Pro // Cooler Master Centurion 5
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply OCZ ModXStream Pro 500 W
Software Windows 10 x64
Benchmark Scores Minesweeper 30fps, Tetris 40 fps, with overheated CPU and GPU
10GB, (weird configuration, I know) for browsing with at least 15 tabs, gaming, with light python coding


~Technological Technocrat~
Apr 20, 2007
19,148 (4.34/day)
System Name Codename: Icarus Mk.IV
Processor Intel 8600k@4.8Ghz
Motherboard Asus ROG Strixx Z370-F
Cooling Corsair H105 {2x Corsair ML 120 Pro}
Memory 16 Corsair Vengeance White LED DDR4 3200Mhz
Video Card(s) Gigabyte 1080Ti Gaming OC|Accelero Xtreme IV
Storage Samsung 970Evo 512GB SSD (Boot)|WD Blue 1TB SSD|2x 3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300
Display(s) Asus PB278Q 27"
Case Corsair 760T (White) {1x Corsair ML120 Pro |3x ML140 Pro}
Audio Device(s) Creative SB Z {AVR:Yamaha RX-V573|Speakers: JBL Control One|Auna 300-CN|Wharfedale Diamond SW150}
Power Supply Corsair AX760
Mouse Logitech G900/G502
Keyboard Duckyshine Dead LED(s) III
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻
I used to have 32GB on my X79 platform but currently run 16GB. Doesnt make me miss 32GB any less though...

mainly used for gaming and web browsing with a few hundred tabs open.
Aug 6, 2017
3,800 (5.83/day)
System Name skurwiel szatan
Processor i7 5775c @4.3GHz/1.385v/EDRAM @2GHz
Motherboard Z97X Gaming 5
Cooling Noctua D15S
Memory Crucial Ballistix Tactical LP 1600 CL8 @2133 CL8
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio 2GHz
Storage SU900 128 (OS)/850 PRO 256+256+ 512,860 EVO 500,XPG SX950U 480 (games)/4TB of external HDDs (3+1)
Display(s) Acer XB241YU+Dell S2716DG dual monitor setup
Case Full tower
Audio Device(s) Mad Catz FREQ wireless
Power Supply Superflower Leadex Gold 850W
Mouse G403 wireless + Steelseries DeX + Roccat rest
Keyboard Razer Deathstalker
Software Windows 10
Benchmark Scores A LOT
if I have 16 do I click 8-16 or 16-32 ?
Jan 17, 2010
10,984 (3.22/day)
System Name Delta // Alpha-HTPC
Processor Intel i7 6700K // Intel i5 4570
Motherboard GIGABYTE Z270X-Gaming K7 // Gigabyte H97M -D3H
Cooling Corsair H80i V2 // Silverstone NT-06 Pro
Memory Corsair DDR4 3000 32gb //G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 1600
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX980ti// EVGA GTX 1050ti
Storage Samsung 950 Pro NVMe 512, 2 Tb FireCuda// Samsung 850 Pro,
Display(s) ASUS PB278Q 27" 1440X 2560 // 55" LG 4K SK8000 Series
Case Corsair Obsidian Series 550D // Silverstone Granada GD05
Audio Device(s) Focusrite Scarlett // HDMI to Yamaha RX V571
Power Supply Corsair TX850M // SeaSonic G Series 550w
Mouse Logitech G502
Keyboard Cooler Master CK550 RBG
Software Windows 10 Pro 64bit // Windows 10 Pro 64bit with Kodi
32gb video editing, transcoding, gaming Your poll doesn't really make sense. And I can't think of one "professional" that games on there work PC.
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Mar 17, 2005
8,055 (1.56/day)
Dorset where else eh? >>> Thats ENGLAND<<<
256mb to 24gig across laptops to x5690
gaming web general use /encoding
Nov 30, 2015
636 (0.50/day)
Processor Core i5-2400 @3,1 GHz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H
Cooling LC Power LC-CC-95
Memory HyperX Genesis 2x4GB @1333 MHz
Video Card(s) Palit GTX 750 Ti StormX OC 2GB
Storage WD Blue 1TB 7200 rpm + Crucial BX500 120GB
Display(s) ASUS VW190DE
Case Deepcool Smarter
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply FSP Hexa+ 400W
Mouse Microsoft WMO 1.1A
Keyboard IBM KB-8926
Software W7 Pro 64-bit
Benchmark Scores Turns on on the first try! Usually.
8GB, use it for light CAD modelling, web browsing, occasional gaming, only ran into lack of RAM one single time.
Dec 16, 2012
2,925 (1.25/day)
Jyväskylä, Finland
System Name StreaMachine
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 2600 @ 4.15GHz
Motherboard MSI X470 Gaming Plus
Cooling Custom loop
Memory 16GB G.Skill DDR4-2400
Video Card(s) Asus Radeon R9 290 @ 1200/1350MHz
Storage 3x SSD, 2x HDD
Display(s) 2x 1920x1080 (23" & 22")
Case Corsair Carbide Air 740
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster Z
Power Supply Super Flower Golden Green 500W
Mouse Logitech G400s
Keyboard Logitech G410
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores Fire Strike 13091 with R9 290
Main systems: 4GB on HTPC, works perfectly even with some gaming. 16GB on gaming PC and also no problems.
Retro builds: 2GB on Socket A rig, 4GB on Socket AM2+/AGP rig.
May 12, 2017
371 (0.50/day)
Still on 939 platform, so i'm stuck with 4GB, but it's more than enough for web browsing/light gaming.
May 31, 2017
144 (0.20/day)
System Name Blackbox
Processor Intel i5 2500k @ 4.2GHz
Motherboard Asus P8P67
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper 212+
Memory 4x2GB DDR3-1600 GSkill RipjawsX
Video Card(s) Sapphire RX 480 NITRO+ 4GB
Storage 250 GB Samsung 850 EVO + Samsung 500GB HDD
Display(s) Asus MG248Q
Case Fractal Design Define S
Audio Device(s) Logitech Z200
Power Supply Seasonic Focus+ Gold 750W
Mouse Logitech G400
Keyboard MasterKeys Pro S White (MX Brown)
Software Windows 10
8GB and I mostly use my PC for gaming and media consumption these days.

On a side note, your poll is poorly constructed as you have two options for multiple values. Should've been 4-7GB, 8-15GB, etc..
Feb 23, 2019
130 (1.51/day)
Processor i5 3470
Motherboard MSI B75A-G43
Cooling Stock intel orb
Memory 2x8 GB DDR3 1333Mhz
Video Card(s) EVGA 1060 6GB SSC
Storage Plextor M6Pro 256 GB, WD Blue 2TB
Display(s) BenQ BL2411PT
Case Tacens Signum
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar DG
Power Supply XFX Core 550W
Mouse SteelSeries Rival 300
16 GB, initially I had 8 GB but had a chance to pick up second stick few years down the line for free (some creative accounting with university). It's pretty much a daily browsing/gaming rig.
Jun 3, 2018
651 (1.85/day)
Jeddah , Saudi Arabia.
System Name POTATO
Processor i3 2100
Motherboard Asus H61M-E
Cooling Alseye AS-GH1156-i7
Memory Cruical 8GB (4x2) DDR3 1600MHz @1333MHz
Video Card(s) Asus GTX 750TI FML OC 2GB , OC :+160/405
Storage Kingston A400 120GB + Western Digital 500 GB 7.2K RPM (5000AAKX)
Display(s) Samsung E1920
Audio Device(s) Creative inspire 4.1 4400
Power Supply Microdigit MD2111P 324W
Mouse Genius NetScroll 120
Keyboard HP SK-2885
Software Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
8GB , only for gaming and browsing , never felt that i need 16GB.
Mar 26, 2010
8,116 (2.43/day)
Jakarta, Indonesia
System Name micropage7
Processor Intel Xeon X3470
Motherboard Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. P55A-UD3R (Socket 1156)
Cooling Enermax ETS-T40F
Memory Samsung 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3
Video Card(s) NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800
Storage V-GEN03AS18EU120GB, Seagate 2 x 1TB and Seagate 4TB
Display(s) Samsung 21 inch LCD Wide Screen
Case Icute Super 18
Audio Device(s) Auzentech X-Fi Forte
Power Supply Silverstone 600 Watt
Mouse Logitech G502
Keyboard Sades Excalibur + Taihao keycaps
Software Win 7 64-bit
Benchmark Scores Classified
just 8 GB, just for basic tasks and photoshop


PC Gaming Enthusiast
Jul 25, 2008
11,850 (3.00/day)
Louisiana -Laissez les bons temps rouler!
System Name Bayou Devil
Processor Core i7-4790k 4.4Ghz @ 1.18v
Motherboard ASUS Z97 Deluxe
Cooling All air: 2x140mm Fractal exhaust; 3x 140mm Cougar Intake; Enermax T40F CPU cooler
Memory 2x 8GB Mushkin Redline DDR-3 1866
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080Ti Gaming X
Storage 1x 500 MX500 SSD; 1x 2TB WD Black; 2x 4TB WD Black;1x 2TB WD Green (eSATA)
Display(s) HP 27q 27" IPS @ 2560 x 1440
Case Fractal Design Define R4 Black w/Titanium front -windowed
Audio Device(s) Soundblaster Z
Power Supply Seasonic X-850
Mouse Coolermaster Sentinel III
Keyboard Logitech G610 Orion mechanical (Cherry Brown switches)
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (Start10 & Fences 3.0 installed)
16GB on mine for gaming, 32GB on wife’s for gaming and photo editing.
Jul 18, 2007
2,595 (0.60/day)
System Name panda
Processor 6700k
Motherboard sabertooth s
Cooling raystorm block<black ice stealth 240 rad<ek dcc 18w 140 xres
Memory 32gb ripjaw v
Video Card(s) 290x gamer<ntzx g10<antec 920
Storage 950 pro 250gb boot 850 evo pr0n
Display(s) QX2710LED@110hz lg 27ud68p
Case 540 Air
Audio Device(s) nope
Power Supply 750w superflower
Mouse g502
Keyboard shine 3 with grey, black and red caps
Software win 10
Benchmark Scores http://hwbot.org/user/marsey99/

Mostly modeling and high Res texture work with some gaming.
Nov 24, 2018
220 (1.24/day)
south wales uk
System Name 1. xtreemchaos VR rig 2. intel teliscope rig 3.MSI GP72MVR Leopard Pro .
Processor 1.2700x @4.2 2. i7 7700k @5. 3. i7 7700hq
Motherboard 1.aorus b450 elite 2. z270 asus prime
Cooling 1.240mm AIO 2. 240mm AIO
Memory 1vengence RBG @2933 32gb 2. hyperx preditor @2933 16gb 3. 16gb hyperx @2400
Video Card(s) 1.MSI AERO 1080 8gb 2. sapphire nitro+ rx580 8gb @1450 3. gtx 1060 4gb
Storage 1.256gb M.2,500gb ssd, 2 3tb HDs 2. 256gb ssd, 2tb 3. 256 m.2. 1tb ssd
Display(s) 1.LG 50inch UHD , oculus rift VR headset with touch. 2 SONY bravia1080p flat pannel 3. 17 inch
Case 1. HAF XB evo, "the only case anyone would ever need" 2. loop
Power Supply 1.750 80+gold mod 2. thermaltake 600w rbg
Mouse some cheapo rbg thingy
Keyboard 1. dont have one use on screen 2. some old HP thingy 3. steelseries RBG
Software 1. win 10 enterpise 2. win10 pro 3, win10 home
Benchmark Scores 1.1950 cb 2. 1106 cb
32 for image processing, my ram gets its neck rung with staxing programs and 32 on my gaming rig cos its a nice round number but in practice it never uses more than about 10gb in VR.
Feb 13, 2016
536 (0.45/day)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
System Name Ryzen Monster
Processor Ryzen 5 2600X
Motherboard Asus ROG Crosshair Hero VII WiFi
Cooling Corsair H100i RGB Platinum
Memory Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4x8GB) 2400Mhz
Video Card(s) Asus ROG Strix RX580 OC 8Gb
Storage 250Gb Samsung EVO SSD, OCZ 500Gb SSD WD M.2 500Gb, plus three spinners up to 1.5Tb
Display(s) Samsung C27F591 curved monitor 27" with FreeSync
Case Cooler Master Storm Trooper
Audio Device(s) Supreme FX on board
Power Supply Corsair RM850X full modular
Mouse AFX LMO216
Keyboard Corsair Strafe RGB Silent
Software Windows 10 x64 Start 10
Benchmark Scores 3DMark Time Spy 4532
32Gb, but I probably don't need it. It was an impulse buy.
Oct 18, 2013
1,115 (0.55/day)
Depends.... on where YOU are
System Name The Big RED One
Processor i7-6700k, oc'd to 4.7 ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte G1 Gaming 7- Z170x
Cooling H110i-GT w/3-AF140's in custom config, 4-AF140 (side int) + 3-AF140 (rear/top exh) All w/Red LED's
Memory 32GB Corsair Vengence Red RBG DDR4-3200 (4x 8GB) in XMP 2x
Video Card(s) Zotac GTX 1060/6GB w/15% o/c
Storage 2x WD Black SN750 1TB nvme, 2x Sammy 960 Pro 256GB nvme on pcie risers, 2x WD Black 2TB spinners
Display(s) 2x Samsung 32" LCD's @1920x1280 60hz
Case Thermaltake TT900 Super Tower w/custom paint and trim treatment
Audio Device(s) Bluetooth 4 optical amplifier & Speakers, + standard onboard components
Power Supply EVGA G2 SuperNova 850W Modular
Mouse Logitech MX5500 combo
Keyboard see above
Software Windows 10 pro 64 bit, with all the unnecessary background shiite turned OFF !
Benchmark Scores Quicker than flies on a dung pile
2000PB.... not 'cause I needz it but 'cause I can :eek:

nah, j/k !

16GB is the sweet spot for me, enuff but not excessive, for general use, work stuff, video/photo processing, etc etc......