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Windows 7: Qustion about RAM memory for my laptop.

30 May 2012   #1
zEric7x

Windows Home premium 64bit
 
 
Qustion about RAM memory for my laptop.

My laptop is 64bit and has 4GB of memory. I was thinking of upgrading to 8GB or 16GB. Would it worth it to have 16GB of memory on a laptop? Should I just get 8GB? 16GB sure sounds like a lot.


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30 May 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

It's not even worth moving from 4 to 8 unless you can establish that you currently are using all of the 4 you now have.

More RAM isn't going to magically make anything faster in and of itself.

Very few people use all of 8 and thus might need 16.

I rarely if ever use over 3 so don't want more than the 4 I now have.

You would get much more bang for the buck with an SSD if you don't yet have one.
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30 May 2012   #3
Cancerous

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Changing the hardware in your laptop will most likely void your warranty as well. If you're still covered by a warranty, check with your manufacturer.
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30 May 2012   #4
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cancerous View Post
Changing the hardware in your laptop will most likely void your warranty as well. If you're still covered by a warranty, check with your manufacturer.
Changing RAM will not void your warranty. Of that I am very certain.
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30 May 2012   #5
Cancerous

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cancerous View Post
Changing the hardware in your laptop will most likely void your warranty as well. If you're still covered by a warranty, check with your manufacturer.
Changing RAM will not void your warranty. Of that I am very certain.
Depends where you're from, who handles the warranty, and who does the upgrade.
Always worth checking.
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30 May 2012   #6
zEric7x

Windows Home premium 64bit
 
 

Its expired already but thanks for advice.
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31 May 2012   #7
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

You don't say what you want to use your laptop for. For most uses 4GB is enough. I have 8GB and even running a couple of Virtual Machines it rarely gets above 4GB in use.
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