Upgrade Ram?

Maelstrom

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Before you do open up the task manager and just monitor the amount of RAM you use doing what ever you normally do using your computer. Then you should try opening as many programs as you ever think you ever would have open at the same time and see if you reach your limit. If you do then you should consider how much more you need (if you only managed to open up some of the programs you wanted to or most of them). And when you upgrade you should get 1600MHz RAM because it's the fastest your processor can use.
 
I've only ever used 5GB RAM tops. You should never have that many applications open to need more than 8GB because there is no way you can use that many applications at the same time.

Agreed. If you want more than 6GB you should probably will be bragging, because, well... Im a programmer and i when im using at most my laptop, not ever uses more than 4GB ram.
 
I use up all my 6GB of RAM on any given day. I usually game, video edit, and currently learning other programming languages. The max you can get is 16GB of RAM for the m14x r2, so I'm planning to get that much. No matter what people say, "that you will hardly use that much," it will still speed up your PC dramatically.
 

Maelstrom

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I use up all my 6GB of RAM on any given day. I usually game, video edit, and currently learning other programming languages. The max you can get is 16GB of RAM for the m14x r2, so I'm planning to get that much. No matter what people say, "that you will hardly use that much," it will still speed up your PC dramatically.

Ok, if yo actually need to use that much RAM then by all means, get it. It isn't going to speed up your system, just allow you to do more at any given moment.
 
Ok, if yo actually need to use that much RAM then by all means, get it. It isn't going to speed up your system, just allow you to do more at any given moment.

It still attributes to a speedy system. I'm just making the point that if you're going to fork out the money from 4-6GB of RAM that you currently have, just spend the extra money to get 16GB of RAM instead.

In addition, If you go 16 GB you will get more memory for the GPU's, have more than enough for applications and have enough to use RAM drive. Put your swap file on RAM drive and any temporary directories. With 16 GB you can devote at least 4 GB to this purpose.

In conclusion, with 16GB you have 4GB for your GPU's, 4GB for your applications and 8GB for a scratch drive or swap file drive. If you only have 8GB (or less) you are far more limited. You won't regret it (I've done it to some PCs at work).
 

sway

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Ram is so cheap not to have at least 16gb. Im fixing to order 16gb from newegg for less than 100$, then I won't have to really ever worry if I have enough ever...not that I do but just saying.

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