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Old 08-28-2012, 07:36 PM   #1
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Is it worth it to upgrade my ram?

Will I notice a significant difference in art applications, heavy internet browsing, and gaming?

From what is listed in my specs, I am thinking of upgrading to the following RAM mainly because it's on sale for Labor Day.

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:48 PM   #2
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short answer: no

why? it's still 8GB and those things you mentioned aren't necessarily bound by the memory speed of your machine. you will get a small increase in FPS (maybe 2-5% best case), no change in web browsing, and a small speedup in your art apps (again only a small increase).

with your NB @ 3GHz you're already getting a lot of mileage from your current setup
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:52 PM   #3
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What He said. If you really need to spend money go for lower latency ram, it pointless getting more than 8 gig it just wont get used. I have run my ram at 1333 and at the nominal 1600 and see negligible difference.
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:34 PM   #4
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Correct! That cpus mem controller is set at 1333. Anything higher would be overclocked! That means if you buy 1600 speed ddr3 then you will have to start off at 1333 and overclock your cpu from there to bring the memory right along with the overclock. I love ddr3 1333 with low latency with stock amd phenoms. Work great! 7-7-7 timings can't be beat with the phenoms.
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:02 AM   #5
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How much ram do you use? If you run stuff like Photoshop, and like to multitask/keep stuff open, with how cheap memory is just get another 8gigs! Would only be like ~$50. If you are using 70+% RAM on 8GB, get some more. Im sure would see greater benefits from that then getting faster RAM. Shoot, based on what is in your sig, you aren't even running your current memory at stock 1866MHz speeds. It is actually underclocked!

I have 8gigs myself and constantly use between 70%~90%. I need more. .

A lot of people say that 8GB is enough and will barely be used, but just see what task manager says. It is surprisingly easy to use up 8GB FAST. I know once I make the switch to 16GB, that will be eaten up FAST too.
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:23 AM   #6
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I agree, not worth it
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:49 PM   #7
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