Alienware17 upgrade questions


New Member
Dec 24, 2013
Oct 12, 2014

Hey All,

Here's what I have:

Alienware17 with:

8gb RAM
Win7 Home Premium ServPck 1
i7-4700MQ CPU 2.40 gz
Primary drive= Crucial M4 256 SSD (have 82 Gb left for free)
Secondary= Came with laptop and looks like a WDC 750 SCSI (have about 300 Gb left and would like to keep as backup)
Video = NVidia GTX 765M

Have the need for speed after almost 1 year. Playing some cool new games. My questions are should I:

Just double the RAM to 16?
Replace primary drive with a Crucial 512K or newest Samsung 512k?
Just add a mSATA SSD drive for cache?
Upgrade Windows to Win7 Pro?

Trying to keep the cost down at this time.

Thanks for any and all the help you guys provide.