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    Default Upgrading from 4GB to 8GB RAM (any benefits)

    Hey guys I was thinking of upgrading from my 4GB RAM to 8GB as when I go university this year I will be doing a lot of stuff on things like microsoft office 2007/2011 and image and video editing software such as adobe photoshop and sony vegas.ect and also converting softwares. Will more RAM benefit me? I will have several of these programs running once most likely and what brand are the RAM alienware provides you? And will more RAM benefit me in gaming at the slightest? Say newer games like RAGE or battlefield 3? Thanks

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    Default Re: Upgrading from 4GB to 8GB RAM (any benefits)

    don't know about video editing and photoshop but you probably won't notice any improvement in games. The ram they gave me was one 4gb Hyundai and 2gb Kingston
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    Default Re: Upgrading from 4GB to 8GB RAM (any benefits)

    When I upgraded to 8gb, I noticed loading times were halved in basically every game I played. The performance increase was very noticeable. I Highly recommend the upgrade.
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    Default Re: Upgrading from 4GB to 8GB RAM (any benefits)

    Hmm sounds like a good buy and suppose its "future proof" in a way even if its only a slight improvement as technology is becoming increasingly more advanced and technical in terms of requirements from todays standards in games and software.ect
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    Default Re: Upgrading from 4GB to 8GB RAM (any benefits)

    Also will the RAM in the link fit and are they better than the ones in the alienware atm?
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    Default Re: Upgrading from 4GB to 8GB RAM (any benefits)

    It does improve HD video editing times slightly. My old system with 4gb ram took longer to edit (Just going by memory from the times it took in the past). When playing Civ 5 I dont see any difference in load times from my old Alienware with 4gb over my current system with 8gb.
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    Default Re: Upgrading from 4GB to 8GB RAM (any benefits)

    the extra ram will help with image and video editing if you run/open a lot of files and projects at the same time, but not much if you are a light user with smaller files/projects.
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    Default Re: Upgrading from 4GB to 8GB RAM (any benefits)

    I honestly noticed no difference in performance. The only reason I upgraded to 8GB was to turn off my paging file with my new SSD.
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    Default Re: Upgrading from 4GB to 8GB RAM (any benefits)

    I shared the same reason and the same experience.
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    Default Re: Upgrading from 4GB to 8GB RAM (any benefits)

    turn off paging file, faster work in photoshop, RamDisk and else
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