Thanks for the info. I didn't consider the single/dual channel affecting the CPU itself and the tests I saw showed only a small difference, but the more, the better.
Also, Super Hero, my OS is pretty 'tidy', however, both Chrome and Firefox can each easily get many GB (highest I've seen is 6GB for Chrome itself) and some games (like GTA V) like to use over 12GB of RAM causing the game to crash once its minimised and no longer the priority (Windows closing it, not the game). As I mentioned, I usually have Chrome and Firefox running as the computer is shared and it is far easier to have 2 browsers than it is to constantly log in/out of chrome/google.
I spent ages trying to find what on earth the "Super Hero" OS was, hehe, then I realised you were speaking to someone.
That's his custom title for being a bloody legend :P His Name's Dasa.
There are ways for both Firefox and Chrome to have max memory limits applied, so rather than having to swap out other tasks, it'll just reload the tabs you dont look at often.
Also, consider moving to Waterfox (C++ compiled Firefox) and Chromium (The spyware-free, original, version of Chrome).
More interestingly, nothing should crash at all even when you're out of ram, it should just start swapping to disk, which is painful slow, but shouldn't cause crashes.
Unless you have virtual memory turned off?
ps. Welcome! You're new and a genuine user\not a spammer!
Hang around talk some IT, talk some trash, just post anything on your mind :)
And don't worry if a few of us seem 'harsh' we've all been 'hanging out' for about 17 years together;
As such, there is a lot of what might feel like attacks on each other which is just people who know each other and can chat candidly without the sugar coating.
It's fun here though, pull up a chair; and as they saying goes, if he ever comes back online, ignore Takoma.
Edited by Master_Scythe, 23 March 2018 - 10:28 AM.