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Windows 7: RAM advice

17 Jul 2013   #1
emmett82

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
RAM advice

i have 12 gigs of ram will i gain any preformance boosts if i jump up to 16 ?


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17 Jul 2013   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Not likely, how much free ram do you have now ? But if you can afford it, go for it.

Post a snip of your resource monitor.

control alt delete
start task manager
choose performance tab
click resource monitor
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17 Jul 2013   #3
emmett82

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Not likely, how much free ram do you have now ?

Post a snip of your resource monitor.

control alt delete
start task manager
choose performance tab
click resource monitor
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i have almost 10 free but i do ALOT of hardcore gaming, video and audio editing i run a media server and a live dj stream ect and i use programs like photoshop and sonyvegas
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17 Jul 2013   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Monitor how much ram you use at any given time for a week or so before you make a purchase.

4 GBs is cheap enough if you really felt better about getting it.
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17 Jul 2013   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Don't know what AddRam thinks but as it is there is little being used and I am not a gamer so I cannot comment but I have seen lots on here that say 8GB is usually stacks unless you are into some pretty serious stuff.

What brand are you using? The G Skill forum is a good stop if you are using that brand Tradesman in there is top notch advisor. Welcome to the G.SKILL TECH FORUM
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17 Jul 2013   #6
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Hardcore gaming will never use that much RAM, but editing/encoding will probably use more than 8GB. You always want to have more than you need because if you ever run out, it will pretty much throw a wrench in the gears.
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17 Jul 2013   #7
emmett82

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Don't know what AddRam thinks but as it is there is little being used and I am not a gamer so I cannot comment but I have seen lots on here that say 8GB is usually stacks unless you are into some pretty serious stuff.

What brand are you using? The G Skill forum is a good stop if you are using that brand Tradesman in there is top notch advisor. Welcome to the G.SKILL TECH FORUM
im using half pny optima dual channal 4 gbs each and the second half is stock ram at 2 gigs each dual channal

i plan on updating my cpu and mobo though so im curius as to if i should ditch the 12 i ahve now and buy a complete 16 gb set to pair with the mobo and cpu
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17 Jul 2013   #8
emmett82

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Hardcore gaming will never use that much RAM, but editing/encoding will probably use more than 8GB. You always want to have more than you need because if you ever run out, it will pretty much throw a wrench in the gears.
i do heavy editing and server work i hit the 12 gb point atleast 2 - 3 times a day.
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17 Jul 2013   #9
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Yes, buy a matching set of RAM.......can't stress this enough. Either a 4x4GB kit, or a 2x8GB kit. Whatever you decide on, don't put it off, RAM is only becoming more and more expensive. I always recommend either Corsair or G Skill RAM.......can't go wrong.
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17 Jul 2013   #10
emmett82

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Yes, buy a matching set of RAM.......can't stress this enough. Either a 4x4GB kit, or a 2x8GB kit. Whatever you decide on, don't put it off, RAM is only becoming more and more expensive. I always recommend either Corsair or G Skill RAM.......can't go wrong.
im looking to get a full 16 gb quad channal kit http://www.gskill.com/en/product/f3-19200cl11q-16gbzhd is the ram im eyeing up not sure if its amd compat though i should really look for a reasonable board first
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