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 108 } 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. m 0 l 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWould it be worth it to upgrade my RAM and HDD to an SSD in my laptop? Forum SolvedIs this ram upgrade worth it? Forum SolvedIs RAM speed upgrade worth it forgaming Forum ram upgrade - worth it ? Forum SolvedIs it worth it to upgrade my ram? Forum SolvedIs it worth it to upgrade to 8gb of ram? Forum DELL Inspiron 546 RAM and SSD upgrade worth it for £75 or so? Forum SolvedIntel I7 920 + Asus P6T-SE + 12Gb RAM DDR3 1333Mhz worth upgrading? Forum SolvedRAM upgrade worth it? Forum SolvedIs it worth upgrading my RAM in my i7-3770k Gaming Rig Forum SolvedIs it worth upgrading RAM on netbook? Forum SolvedUpgrading to faster RAM worth it? Forum Is it worth it for me to upgrade ram? Forum Solvedis upgrading from 8 to 16gb of ram worth? Forum SolvedWorth upgrading RAM? Forum Is it worth it, if i upgrade my ram from 8gb into 32gb? Forum SolvedWorth me upgrading RAM in my situation? Forum RAM upgrade worth it? Forum Solvedworth upgrading ram? Forum I have 6GB DDR3 RAM, is it worth it to upgrade to 8GB? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !