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Windows 7: Upgrade RAM

25 Sep 2010   #1
saf79

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Upgrade RAM

Hi all,

Currently i am using Core i5 750 with 4GB ram.Should i upgrade my ram to 16GB ram(which my Motherboard can support max to 16GB) since i am using Win 7 Ultimate 64bit.

Only used PC to watch videos,listen to music and video editing.




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26 Sep 2010   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

16GB plan on running a major Company?
For your purposes 4GB is fine.
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26 Sep 2010   #3
jaypels

7 all the way!
 
 

heavy video editing or just casual? if its casual and not for profit, let me illustrate it better..

YOUR SPECS = OVERKILL!!!

with that usage, even a core 2 duo heck even a dual core would suffice..
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26 Sep 2010   #4
saf79

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
16GB plan on running a major Company?
For your purposes 4GB is fine.
16GB plan on running a major Company..hmm pls elaborate on tis?
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26 Sep 2010   #5
saf79

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jaypels View Post
heavy video editing or just casual? if its casual and not for profit, let me illustrate it better..

YOUR SPECS = OVERKILL!!!

with that usage, even a core 2 duo heck even a dual core would suffice..

YOUR SPECS = OVERKILL!!....what u mean by this??i was using core 2 duo E7400 before....
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26 Sep 2010   #6
MK2

 
 

Hi,

For watching video and listening to music 4GB of memory is more then enough.
If you're serious into video editing it might be beneficial to have more memory but if it's just occasional I would stick with what you have.

Just have a look at the Task Manager how much RAM you're actually using when editing.
If you use 80% or more of you're 4GB then you could go to 8GB first.

MK2
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26 Sep 2010   #7
saf79

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MK2 View Post
Hi,

For watching video and listening to music 4GB of memory is more then enough.
If you're serious into video editing it might be beneficial to have more memory but if it's just occasional I would stick with what you have.

Just have a look at the Task Manager how much RAM you're actually using when editing.
If you use 80% or more of you're 4GB then you could go to 8GB first.



MK2
it cant even reach 2GB ram always stuck to max 1.93GB ram.....
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26 Sep 2010   #8
richc46

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saf79 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
16GB plan on running a major Company?
For your purposes 4GB is fine.
16GB plan on running a major Company..hmm pls elaborate on tis?
What I was trying to say is that with 16GB of RAM you could do a lot more than you are planning.

Bottom line stay with 4GB, more than enough.
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26 Sep 2010   #9
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Coding Horror: Why Does Vista Use All My Memory?


Quote: it cant even reach 2GB ram always stuck to max 1.93GB ram
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26 Sep 2010   #10
saf79

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Coding Horror: Why Does Vista Use All My Memory?


Quote: it cant even reach 2GB ram always stuck to max 1.93GB ram
Is any way i can know whether i am utilizing fully my 4GB ram??
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