Quote: Originally Posted by 4 Gig
I know there is probably a simple answer out there, however RAM is cheap right now and I though I would go ahead and future proof my system or whatever. My WEI with 4 GB RAM was 6.6 and after upgrading to 8 GB of Crucial RAM it was 6.6. I knew the difference from 4 to 8 would be negligible but I thought I would see a better score. The system does see 8 GB RAM by the way. Any suggestions?
Suggestions for what?
Is your new RAM recognized in the BIOS?
WEI scores don't have a lot of correlation with real world performance.
The RAM score is not just based on amount of RAM. Some people with 8 GB have RAM scores of 7.6 rather than your 6.6, but you might never know the difference between the two machines if you didn't run a benchmark. You could upgrade to faster RAM and that might boost your score, but I doubt if that would be noticeable other than in your score.
If you ever need to use more than 4 GB of RAM, you have another 4 GB of RAM to throw at the task. That's the so-called "future proof my system or whatever" that you bought. If you never use more than 4 GB, you wasted your money. Only you know how much RAM you in fact use.