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Does more RAM mean more speed ?

Hi, these are the specs of my PC :-

i5 2400 @3.1GHz
Intel DH67BL
4 GB DDR3 1333MHz Ram
Sapphire HD 7870

I want to upgrade the ram to 8 GB, will be adding another 4 GB, I use my PC for games mostly, but some times use Photoshop, and do video encoding sometimes. What I want to know is if i will notice any performance difference, in any of these, and will it be significant ?

Thanks in advance.
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  1. nope
  2. its only more speed only if you werea already using max ram and the computer was defaulting to using cached hard drive space to store data. other than that more ram =/= more speed. thats what ram clocks are.
  3. you should have purchased and ran your ram in pairs. it would have helped.......... but don't expect miracles.

    faster ram will help ( DDR3 1600 ) but you'll never really "feel" it.

    if your apps can really use the extra ram it will help to a degree/textures and whatnot but you sound more like a weekend warrior.

    what about an SSD? that will "speed up" apps and make moving and opening and compressing/decompressing files quicker.
  4. Windows 7 64bit will allocate the first 6gb. You will have a slight bump in load times. Check out toms test on RAM sizing. They recommend 8gb for a reason. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ram-memory-upgrade,2778.html
  5. I've read that running 2 stick will utilize something called "Dual-Channel", absolutely no idea what it is, so I was thinking if THAT would make any difference.
  6. The best bet for any real noticeable jump in speed is usually a solid state drive assuming everything else is relativity up to date.
  7. Wait if you just have one stick in then yeah get another one. make sure you put it in the coordinating slot for the other stick and make absolutely sure you buy the exact same ram you have or a whole new kit. Because while what they say is true i dont think anyone thought you didnt have dual channel already. And yes that does make a difference you would see a difference in photoshop and encoding mostly
  8. freshbakd said:
    Wait if you just have one stick in then yeah get another one. make sure you put it in the coordinating slot for the other stick and make absolutely sure you buy the exact same ram you have or a whole new kit. Because while what they say is true i dont think anyone thought you didnt have dual channel already. And yes that does make a difference you would see a difference in photoshop and encoding mostly


    try reading my first post.
  9. 4gb can be on one stick 2 stick or even 4 so yeah read what?
  10. Best answer
    What everyone else was saying is going from 4 TO 8 YOU WILL NOT SEE MUCH DIFFERENCE now what i am saying is GOING FROM SINGLE CHANNEL TO DUAL DOES do you get what i am saying yet?
  11. freshbakd said:
    4gb can be on one stick 2 stick or even 4 so yeah read what?


    have your interpreter read the first sentence.
  12. roflmao guess not....well good luck
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