Ram Upgrade Worth It? Tags: Memory RAM Last response: January 29, 2012 3:03 PM in Memory Share fatboytyler January 29, 2012 2:30:05 PM Hey guys, I have been considering a possible ram upgrade, but would like to know if it would be worth it. I currently have a Laptop with an i3 @ 2.53ghz and 4gb of DDR3 (SO-DIMM) at 1067mhz. Would I see much improvement going from that to 8gb at 1333mhz? I usually play games, but I also like to do drafting, some 3-D modeling, and programming. It would only cost 40$ and I would get a free Micro SD card :3 So I was wondering if it would be worth it? More about : ram upgrade worth geofelt a c 97 } Memory January 29, 2012 2:53:54 PM Unless your apps are 64 bit enabled, and can use lots of ram, the upgrade is probably not worth it. OTOH if you do lots of multitasking, then 8gb might be good. I assume you also have a 64 bit os to be able to use >4gb. If you do plan on an upgrade, and why not, since ram is so cheap, I would just get a second 4gb stick to match the one you have. It turns out that the current intel cpus are largely insensitive to ram speeds, so 1067 is plenty. You can only tell the difference with synthetic benchmarks, not real app performance. If you want a real boost to your laptop performance, see if you can't replace the hard drive with a SSD. geekapproved a b } Memory January 29, 2012 3:03:16 PM You would see a very slight improvement with multi-tasking, IF you have a 64 bit operating system. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources I have 6GB DDR3 RAM , is it worth it to upgrade to 8GB? Forum Is my CPU / Mobo / RAM upgrade worth it? Forum Is it worth the upgrade from 1333 to 1600 RAM ? Forum Worth it to Upgrade RAM for D3 on Windows XP? Forum Is it worth it to upgrade to 8gb of ram ? Forum Upgrading dualcore to quadcore. Adding RAM . Is it worth it? Forum Is it worth it to upgrade my ram ? Forum Looking to upgrade , can't decide between gfx card or ram , what's worth it more? Forum RAM Upgrade worth it? Forum Is HTPC with Pentium D820, worth 8GB RAM upgrade ? Forum RAM upgrade worth it? Forum Ram Upgrade Worth It? Forum 1066 RAM Still Worth It? Forum Is it worth upgrading my RAM ? Forum is an upgrade of ram worth it? Forum upgrade to 2.5 or 3 GB RAM is it worth it? Forum P7h57, i5-760 and 2x8gb Forum [Solved] How much RAM? Forum [Solved] RAM misbehaves Forum Advice about overclocking Corsair Value Select RAM Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !