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Will more and faster memory make my laptop faster?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by DKTaber, Jan 16, 2012.

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  1. DKTaber

    DKTaber Thread Starter

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    Have a Toshiba A665-S6095 laptop running 64-bit Win 7. It has a paltry Windows Experience Index of 4.6, which is the Graphics score (all the others average 5.6). I assume the integrated video shares memory with the computer's RAM, which is only 2 x 2GB (total of 4GB) DDR3-532 CL=7. For about $40 I can replace the DIMMs with 2 x 4GB (total of 8GB) DDR3-1333 CL=9.

    Is that likely to make the computer perceptibly faster or a waste of $$?
     
  2. Beafle

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    yeah It usually makes a noticeable difference but first i would look at how much memory you are using by running the sidebar gadget in the background. If you are often reaching into the heigh ends of the meter then yeah i would say it is deferentially worth doing altho 4gb should be more thank enough to run normal applications on windows without slowing down.
     
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    What "sidebar gadget"? The Performance Monitor (which measures CPU usage, not memory usage)?
     
  4. Beafle

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    Yeah it measure memory as well. It has two dials, one for CPU one for memory.
     
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    OK, you're talking about the Performance Tab on the Task Manager. Most of the time, it shows between 1.16 and 1.35GB of memory being used. I.e., not all that much. However, it's 532MB memory. Wouldn't switching it out for 1333MB memory make things move noticeably faster.
     
  6. Beafle

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    Yeah it would that is true But there is deferentially a sidebar gadget that sits on your desktop telling you how much CPU and ram you are using. Looks a but like a car speedo or something as I'm looking at it right now
     
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