Does anyone have 8GB ram on their computer and is it significantly faster?

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  1. DogStar69

    DogStar69 Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking of getting 8GB for my next notebook PC, it's not the standard yet, it seems 4GB now has been for a few years.
     
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    yep

    laptop godd to go
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    I haven't even seen anything with only 4 megs for a while. Depending on the application, you will get better performance with 8.
     
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    My laptop has 9GB. :fil:
     
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    OK, I did a little research and it appears that you are looking at fairly low end laptops. I saw a few with I5 processors and 4 meg ram. I can tell you that when I upgraded the memory on my I5 laptop from 4 to 8, there was a world of difference. Memory is so cheap now, you really have nothing to lose. As far as celeron processors and AMD brand, I have no experience but would guess at similar improvements. I really wouldn't recommend a celeron. Those things are really out of date unless you are just surfing the web and doing word processing.

    I also have no experience with Win 8. Newer versions of Windows have always required more memory than the previous version. Another decent reason to go with 8.
     
  6. newcastlefan

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    i have 16gb and it is way better than when i had 8. CPU speed is pretty much a constant now, at least on personal boxes (servers differ somewhat) so the bottlenecks are hard disc access and available memory. if you have more memory, your OS does not have to swap things in memory out to disc as often to make space available for the active, running programs. since memory is faster than physical disc you machine will feel faster since you are not waiting for disc i/o as often.

    add an SSD to the system and you wont even feel the waits when you do have to access the drive
     
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    From 4 to 16 on my lower-end I3 made a HUGE difference. The more CPU-intensive the program, the bigger the difference, like video editing.

    Max out; it's worth it.
     
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    I added an SSD to my desktop and he is correct. I added a hybrid to my laptop because the capacity of the SsDs is so low. I noticed a pretty good difference with it too.
     
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    seems like anything above 6GB, it's gonna fucking melt :fil:
     
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    I have 16 gigs of high quality RAM, but my gaming PC is like my childrens.
     
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    I saw a nice 12gb one I might get :cheer:
     
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    Why would memory have anything to do with speed?:wtf:
     
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    Read Froggy's post 6
     
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    It's not storage. This is how much your computer can think about at one time.
     
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    SSD disk will help tons. Typically 4gb isn't terrible to run regular business apps, but as the system starts choosing to assign resources to disk, the I/O's become the bottleneck. Writing to a mechanical disk ( even at 15K ) is slow. SSD is the same speed as memory. Windows 8 and 8.1 are way better at memory mgmt than Win7 ( 7 actually sucks, Java core API has better cleanup methods than the MSFT OS !)
     
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    Does win8 use more resources than 7? I know 4gb is fine for average use on 7.
     
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    Anyone have 8.1? Is it close to 7 if not using touchscreen, or will 7 users still hate it?
     
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    But if you shut off some of the features, like the aero affects, it speeds up. You don't have to do that with 8.
     
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    :lol:

    Too easy IMO.:ucoffee:
     
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