Do I really need 16GB of RAM?

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  1. nealloy1981

    nealloy1981 Notebook Evangelist

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    Hi guys,
    My G53SX has come with 8GB RAM. I had another spare of 8GB (4GBX2), but there CAS Latency is less than the default one. WEI, 3DMark06 point decreased if these RAMs are inserted. . So I looked for one in ebay with same latency. My question is.. will the computer performance or gaming performanced be increased if I insert another 8GB with same specification of RAM? I don't nind to pay another £35 if the performance increased.
     
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    do you know if you have 4 ram slots you can upgrade your ram up to 32GB it can be 1866 or 1333 or 16XX .
    If more ram with more mhz then performance will increase for sure but 8gb is more than enough for gaming.
     
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    If you have to ask, the answer is usually no.

    Unless you actually use more than 8GB (running computations, VMs, etc), adding more RAM won't speed anything up. :) It's an issue of capacity, not speed.
     
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    You will never need more than 8GB of RAM if you are gaming.
     
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    How about 4GB?
     
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    4GB is kinda cutting it close these days, if you have nothing but the game opened sure, but most people i know have their web browser, voip client and media player running when they game and you can easily hit over 4GB with those.
     
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    Thanks a lot guys. I appreciate the replies and am not gonna bother to buy anymore RAM, may be will try to upgrade the CPU or GPU.
     
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    You're not gonna be able to upgrade the graphics, so a CPU upgrade is the only thing that this point that will possibly improve your gaming performance.

    But if you are gonna use the laptop as a mobile workstation for doing production-level 3D graphics and such, get as much RAM as you want.
     
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    One thing need to know...will this machine support higher bus speed which is 1600MHz DDR3?
     
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    yes it will.
     
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