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Windows 7: Should I increace RAM?


22 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
Should I increace RAM?

Usually I operate with quite a few broswer windows open (usually 20 - 30), together with various windows for other programs that I am running.
I'm noticing that my comuter is somewhat slow to respond, and wondered if it would be beneficial to increace my RAM from 4GB to 8GB?
I'm running Win 7 Home Premium 64bit.


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22 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

You probably won't believe the difference.
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22 Aug 2012   #3

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Others may disagree but I think it's a good idea to max out a computer's RAM. Or at least install as much extra RAM as can be afforded. Prices are pretty low right now and a 64-bit syst6em will make use of the extra RAM. Just make sure you get the correct RAM for your computer. You could use a Memory Advisor such as this to verify what you need. Then shop around for the lowest price.

RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, SSD at Crucial.com
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22 Aug 2012   #4
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

It may help you some. I would get some DDR3-2133, your board and CPU will support it. Beyond 8GB usually has no noticeable affect unless you do AutoCAD or atmospheric projections though.
You guys are fast!
Here's the link for Crucial's RAM scanner
http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner/
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22 Aug 2012   #5

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

20-30 browser windows, clear answer yes.

modern browsers are resource hungry, believe it or not my primary reason for going 16 gig is due to my multitasking expecially browser windows.
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22 Aug 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Thanks for that info guys - I'm now going shopping.
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22 Aug 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Let us know what you get and how it works for you.

You can run a cmd window and type in winsat mem hit enter and get a reading for your RAM, before and after.
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22 Aug 2012   #8

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by basils57 View Post
Usually I operate with quite a few broswer windows open (usually 20 - 30), together with various windows for other programs that I am running.
I'm noticing that my comuter is somewhat slow to respond, and wondered if it would be beneficial to increace my RAM from 4GB to 8GB?
I'm running Win 7 Home Premium 64bit.
I dunno.

If your PC is doing a lot of paging (using the HD as virtual RAM), more RAM would help. If not, no.
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26 Sep 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Thanks for all of the comments.
I've now added another 4 GB of RAM and things do seem better - unfortunately, I didn't take a win sat reading before I added it!
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26 Sep 2012   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

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