I am still running 4gb of system ram and playing all of the latest AAA titles with locked 60 fps at 1080p most of the time. It's a 970 overclocked on a 2600k at 4.6 so no slouch but no monster either. I have had zero stuttering issues and no apparent ram starvation symptoms in any way. Perhaps I am not playing the right games ? I was never one to have a million browser tabs open and keep a tidy system with minimal startup items despite having an SSD. Old habits die hard I guess. Still, shouldn't I be having issues ?