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Windows 7: How much will and extra 1 gig Ram improve performance?

15 Sep 2009   #1
Element7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
How much will and extra 1 gig Ram improve performance?

I want to buy me an 1 gig ram module for my pc. I only have 512mb of ram right now so how much will it speed up my pc?
Thanks


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15 Sep 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

You're not going to notice that much of an increase in speed, but your applications will run more efficiently...
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15 Sep 2009   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

element7

Tews is right it will not make you faster, but you will be able to go more things before you have to start use the page file. Laptop ram is pretty cheap. You probaly have two mem slots of y ou could buy 2gigs more you would have a much bigger cushion

Good Luck

ken
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15 Sep 2009   #4
Element7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks but is it worth it? Will games play better and will i be able to use more programs and windows at once?
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15 Sep 2009   #5
R0am3r

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Element7 View Post
I want to buy me an 1 gig ram module for my pc. I only have 512mb of ram right now so how much will it speed up my pc?
Thanks
If your system runs out of physical memory, you start to cache applications off the hard drive and your system will slow down considerably. This is quite noticable with multiple large applications (i.e. MS Word, MS Excel, etc) running at the same time. With the addition of memory, this should raise your threshold before disk thrashing starts.
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15 Sep 2009   #6
Antman

 

The principle of diminishing returns does apply here.

You will notice a substantial difference in your everyday computing experience when you upgrade from 512MB to 1.5GB.

Guys!?
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15 Sep 2009   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

There is no sustitute for RAM (except an SSD). Get 2GBs - they are so cheap and you will really like what you see.
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15 Sep 2009   #8
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

I agree completely. Upgrading the laptop ram made a huge difference. On my laptop 4 gigs only cost 48$ US. well worth the price. If you tell us what laptop we can find you some prices

Ken
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15 Sep 2009   #9
Element7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Well the cheapest i can get 1gig of ddr400 ram is 62 dollars and thats really expensive so i can only afford 1 gig.
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15 Sep 2009   #10
Element7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Oh and i dont have a laptop. I am using a desktop pc.
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