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Worth upgrading from 4GB to 6GB or 8GB (DDR2)?

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April 17, 2012 4:55:19 AM

I currently have 4GB of ram in my system. I have no complaints on it so far. I do some mild gaming, skyrim and WOW. I have never noticed the ram max out in the resource manager. Would I notice any improvement upgrading to 6GB or 8GB of ram? Would there be any applications in particular I would notice a difference in performance?

My other option is to purchase an SSD for the OS and my games. I probably won't buy both, unless I hear of major performance increase otherwise.

My specs
Intel Core 2 Duo E8600
Rated Bus Speed 1330.1 MHz
Stock Core Speed 3333 MHz
Stock Bus Speed 333 MHz
Vista home premium x64
4GB DDR2 800MHz
ATI Radeon 6950
April 17, 2012 5:00:22 AM

You have 4GB? 8GB would be better, but not as good as an SSD!

It's in a dated system, but an SSD will give you the most improvement.

Your motherboard is Intel based? If it doesn't support ACHI, forget it.
a c 146 } Memory
April 17, 2012 5:00:47 AM

Upgrade to 8GB and drop in the SSD and it will be different machine.

Faster and choke less.

If u want faster than that, i5 2500K will do it for u.
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April 17, 2012 5:00:51 AM

Unless you're doing heavy video rendering, 4GB is enough. The SSD, overall, will be the better upgrade. It will make the system and applications load faster.
a c 146 } Memory
April 17, 2012 5:04:24 AM

So if u cant spend $325 for the new CPU+mobo upgrade, it is the best thing to do.

Both will help a lot.

Make sure u have the x64 bit windows if more RAM is added.