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Windows 7: memory upgrade

22 Jul 2011   #1
kf10

Win 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
memory upgrade

i upgraded laptop RAM from 1GB to 3GB and it made no difference in computer performance, not even 1%.....................

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22 Jul 2011   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

It depends on what you're running at the moment. If all running processes use less than a gb, it doesnt matter how much physical ram you have installed.
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22 Jul 2011   #3
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kf10 View Post
i upgraded laptop RAM from 1GB to 3GB and it made no difference in computer performance, not even 1%.....................
Adding more memory will not 'boost' your performance, it only allows you to run more applications at the same time.
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22 Jul 2011   #4
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

You should have bought the exact same Memory spec as your 1GB so you could have achieved dual-channel support.
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22 Jul 2011   #5
Frank1

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kf10 View Post
i upgraded laptop RAM from 1GB to 3GB and it made no difference in computer performance, not even 1%.....................
Adding more memory will not 'boost' your performance, it only allows you to run more applications at the same time.
I have never known that which explains something I have always wondered about. I have a netbook that came with 1 gig of memory. I put in another gig but did not notice any difference in speed. I seldom run more than one application at a time.
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22 Jul 2011   #6
vaidas3

Windows 7 pro 64bit. (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arkhi View Post
You should have bought the exact same Memory spec as your 1GB so you could have achieved dual-channel support.

dual chanel nowadays almost (1-3%) dont give any performance increase over single chanel, same quantity.
so nothing is gained from dual chanel.
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22 Jul 2011   #7
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Adding memory was never about performance, unless your system was being severly chocked before. If you have a high end system with 1 GB of memory, I guarantee you'll see a performance increase in a current game if you went to 4 GB. However, that's a unique situation. On something like a laptop or a netbook, where you are only using mild, office/web applications, you may see the OS perform a little snappier, but that's about it. Web browsers won't suddenly open faster. The system will be more responsive under a load, that's all.
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22 Jul 2011   #8
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arkhi View Post
You should have bought the exact same Memory spec as your 1GB so you could have achieved dual-channel support.
And one more time, the memory dfoes not determine whether it runs in dual (or triple for that matter) channel, it is solely dependent on whether the chipset/memory controller supports dual channel.
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29 Jul 2011   #9
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
[...] it is solely dependent on whether the chipset/memory controller supports dual channel.
I did check the OP's chipset specs and it does support dual-channel. Hence, my suggestion.
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29 Jul 2011   #10
Anthony

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Adding physical memory is always a good thing, what happens is, when you run out of physical memory the hard drive is then used as physical memory which is slow and creates more heat, bad for a laptop!! Don't think that you have wasted your money, I would have done the same thing!!
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