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Windows 7: 8GB or 16GB RAM?

08 Oct 2012   #1
Firefighter

Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
 
 
8GB or 16GB RAM?

Hi everybody!

I bought a new laptop and it has 1 stick of 4GB ddr3 1600.

I use my laptop for:
- Video editing (premiere pro, vegas, after effects)
- Games (GTA 4/5, Sims)
- Photo editing
- Music editing

I am just wondering if I should get another stick of 4Gb 1600 or buy 2 8GB 1600?

Is 16GB worth it? Or is it overkill? Because it's quite expensive.

If I buy 2 8GBs I will have a 4GB lying around unused.

Please give suggestions!
Thanks


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08 Oct 2012   #2
Firefighter

Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
 
 

Also is 16GB 1333 or 8GB 1600 better? Which is faster?
Thanks
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08 Oct 2012   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

8GB should suffice. 1600 is good.
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08 Oct 2012   #4
cyclic

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Which model are you talking about. 2 of those you list have a 4Gb max (mobo support) and one 8Gb support. I would advise checking before ordering memory you may not, in any event be able to use.
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08 Oct 2012   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Which one of the computers in your specs are you referring to.
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08 Oct 2012   #6
Injust

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

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08 Oct 2012   #7
Firefighter

Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
 
 

sorry guys. I should have said that I got a new lenovo thinkpad edge e430. it comes with 4gb ddr3 1600. should I get 8 gb 1600 or 16gb 1333?

my motherboard and CPU can support up to 16gb 1333
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08 Oct 2012   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

At the low prices of ram I would go for the gusto. I would go for another 8 gigs of matching ram that you already have. The difference between 1333 and 1600 I don't thing you will ever see with what you do. If you want to go 1600 then get all matching ram and enjoy all 16 gigs. If it was my computer I would add 8 gigs of matching ram.
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08 Oct 2012   #9
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Firefighter View Post
I got a new lenovo thinkpad edge e430. it comes with 4gb ddr3 1600.

my motherboard and CPU can support up to 16gb 1333
Mobo and CPU support 1333 speed and it now has 1600 speed??

I wouldn't buy any more unless I had evidence I was using all of the 4 I now had.

If you are using all 4 GB, I'd buy one more 4 GB stick as close to identical as possible to what you now have.

Unless you are the 1 person in 100 who legitimately uses more than 8 GB. I have no idea about that.
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08 Oct 2012   #10
Firefighter

Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Firefighter View Post
sorry guys. I should have said that I got a new lenovo thinkpad edge e430. it comes with 4gb ddr3 1600. should I get 8 gb 1600 or 16gb 1333?

my motherboard and CPU can support up to 16gb 1333
Sorry I meant that my motherboard and CPU could support up to 16GB RAM (1600MHz)
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