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  1.    15 Sep 2015 #1

    Adding more "Ram" ?


    I noticed that my laptop could handle a little more "Ram" so i ran the Crucial info tool and the screenshot shows what options i have .

    I have an Asus U56e laptop which i believe came with 6 gigs of Ram , would going this route improve speed even by a small amount ?

    Thank you
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  2.    15 Sep 2015 #2
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    If you are asking about upgrading from 6 to 8gb of RAM, I would say you won't notice this.
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  3.    15 Sep 2015 #3

    I don't even know how much i can add and am unsure if the U56e can take more than that or not , all i see is " two slots , two banks of one " whatever that means.

    If anyone knows about this please don't hesitate , i appreciate all opinions.
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  4.    16 Sep 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredc View Post
    I don't even know how much i can add and am unsure if the U56e can take more than that or not , all i see is " two slots , two banks of one " whatever that means.

    If anyone knows about this please don't hesitate , i appreciate all opinions.
    According to that page, there are only two RAM slots available, one has one stick of 4GB and other one 2GB. To get eight you would need to replace that 2GB stick with one of 4GB. of same speed and settings. I don't think you would notice any performance improvement unless you are running out of memory often.
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  5.    16 Sep 2015 #5

    Thank you , i have just heard so many times over the years that adding "Ram" is the easiest and most surefire way to improve performance , i guess not .
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  6.    16 Sep 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredc View Post
    Thank you , i have just heard so many times over the years that adding "Ram" is the easiest and most surefire way to improve performance , i guess not .
    It is a big jump going from 2 to 4, a bit less for 4 to 6 and 6 to 8 or more only if you have real need for.
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  7.    16 Sep 2015 #7
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    "...i have just heard so many times over the years that adding "Ram" is the easiest and most surefire way to improve performance..."
    That was true back in the days when 1GB or 2GB was standard issue. Unless you're using some very RAM-intensive programs, 6GB will work well.

    Today, the quickest way to improve the performance of a laptop is to upgrade to a SSD if the device currently has a spinning disk HDD. Sometimes it is quick and easy upgrade, other times it can be a nightmare. I've experienced both.
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  8.    16 Sep 2015 #8

    Actually i have had a SSD for quite some time but it was one of the slower ones but still an improvement over the older HDD , recently replaced the slower SSD with supposedly the fastest on the market now .

    The thing that i can't figure out is i don't see any improvement at all between the slowest SSD's and the fastest . I thought maybe the "Ram" i have is holding it back.
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  9.    16 Sep 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredc View Post
    Actually i have had a SSD for quite some time but it was one of the slower ones but still an improvement over the older HDD , recently replaced the slower SSD with supposedly the fastest on the market now .

    The thing that i can't figure out is i don't see any improvement at all between the slowest SSD's and the fastest . I thought maybe the "Ram" i have is holding it back.
    It's still a laptop, you can't expect same performance as a seemingly same desktop. Most of the stuff is optimized for lower power usage.
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  10.    16 Sep 2015 #10
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    Any SSD makes a big improvement, but megabytes per second is what is touted, but in day to day use of the OS really makes no difference. Its the ultra low random access time which makes the difference and that doesn't change between the drives. I would have told you that you would see absolutely no difference.

    RAM used to make a difference when boxes were starved for RAM. Like when you went from 256MB of RAM to 1GB of RAM. But going from 6GB to 8GB isn't the same thing. Also, faster RAM is not going to make the difference.

    What CPU do you have?
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