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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove geofelt Memory Master 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. | Report abuse geekapproved Memory Authority 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. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Memory>Ram Upgrade Worth It?> Related ressources: ForumI have 6GB DDR3 RAM , is it worth it to upgrade to 8GB? ForumIs my CPU / Mobo / RAM upgrade worth it? ForumIs it worth the upgrade from 1333 to 1600 RAM ? ForumWorth it to Upgrade RAM for D3 on Windows XP? ForumIs it worth it to upgrade to 8gb of ram ? ForumUpgrading dualcore to quadcore. Adding RAM . Is it worth it? ForumIs it worth it to upgrade my ram ? ForumLooking to upgrade , can't decide between gfx card or ram , what's worth it more? ForumRAM Upgrade worth it? ForumIs HTPC with Pentium D820, worth 8GB RAM upgrade ? ForumRAM upgrade worth it? ForumRam Upgrade Worth It? Forum1066 RAM Still Worth It? ForumIs it worth upgrading my RAM ? Forumis an upgrade of ram worth it? Forumupgrade to 2.5 or 3 GB RAM is it worth it? ForumP7h57, i5-760 and 2x8gb Forum[Solved] How much RAM? Forum[Solved] RAM misbehaves ForumAdvice about overclocking Corsair Value Select RAM More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !