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  1.    18 Feb 2016 #1
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    Will a memory upgrade help ?


    Original system shipped with:
    Installed Memory8GB (4GB x 2)
    Max. Memory 16GB
    Memory Type/SpeedDDR3/1600MHz
    And I upgraded to : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233265 (16GB)
    It’s a SONY all in one with a Intel®Core™ i7-3610QM and a Samsung 850 SSD. Really happy with it all so far. Very stable.
    One question - Is there anything to be gained by upgrading the memory again? And if so – to what and will I see adifference beyond a modestly higher numerical improvement ?

    TIA.
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  2.    18 Feb 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    Windows 7

    This would be money thrown out of the window. There would be quasi no efffect.
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  3.    18 Feb 2016 #3
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    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    This would be money thrown out of the window. There would be quasi no efffect.
    Thanks. I suspect the system is maxed out and with Windows 10 its really doing quite well. Too bad 10 doesn't have a Windows Experience score to quantify it.
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  4.    18 Feb 2016 #4
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    Windows 7

    Main index is when you are happy with the system performance. What do you care about all these nums that other people have defined as important.
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  5.    18 Feb 2016 #5
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    Always driven to a faster machine somehow. Since 1988. But somehow as configured this machine when the software has been kept clean and updated seems to do just fine. I use it to render in CAD so all 8 "cores" really knocks a lot of time off when I need it. The SSD in Rapid Mode is really quite efficient.

    Oh well, I'll save the money.
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  6.    18 Feb 2016 #6
    Join Date : May 2015
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    Win 10 X64 Pro 15063

    Quote Originally Posted by idainc View Post
    Always driven to a faster machine somehow. Since 1988. But somehow as configured this machine when the software has been kept clean and updated seems to do just fine. I use it to render in CAD so all 8 "cores" really knocks a lot of time off when I need it. The SSD in Rapid Mode is really quite efficient.

    Oh well, I'll save the money.
    The real measure is whether your software gets into virtual memory much. (As evidenced by the HD activity light. There may be a better way to tell.) If that doesn't happen, adding RAM won't be worthwhile. If VM is regularly invoked, then go for the additional RAM.

    (I've done that a little lately, but it took a few 8192 square complex FFTs, which each need about 0.5 GB. The machine only had 16 GB, so...)
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  7.    18 Feb 2016 #7
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    Under max load )OS / App / Render mode) I don't even get near VM. And if I ever did its on the SSD. I'll leave well enough alone. Now - for a faster SSD ?
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  8.    18 Feb 2016 #8
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    Windows 7

    Before you venture into a faster SSD (if that exists) make sure you have the attachments that can handle a faster transfer rate.
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  9.    18 Feb 2016 #9
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    I suspect I may be at the end of the road with this machine. I also suspect if I go to a faster CPU and memory I may not se and perceived difference between what I have now and the new one. And after lots of work trying to get the new one up to speed.

    Surprisingly, every new NVidia update seems to give it a new perceived speed.
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  10.    18 Feb 2016 #10
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit v1709 build 16299.15

    Quote Originally Posted by idainc View Post
    Thanks. I suspect the system is maxed out and with Windows 10 its really doing quite well. Too bad 10 doesn't have a Windows Experience score to quantify it.
    Windows 10 does have the Experience score. How to find it is simple: How to find the Windows Experience Index in Windows 8/ 10.

    After you have found the experience score xml file the new experience score will look like this:

    ><SystemScore>8</SystemScore><MemoryScore>8.5</MemoryScore><CpuScore>8.5</CpuScore><CPUSubAggScore>8.4</CPUSubAggScore><VideoEncodeScore>8.5</VideoEncodeScore><GraphicsScore>8.8</GraphicsScore><Dx9SubScore>9.9</Dx9SubScore><Dx10SubScore>9.9</Dx10SubScore><GamingScore>9.9</GamingScore><StdDefPlaybackScore>TRUE</StdDefPlaybackScore><HighDefPlaybackScore>TRUE</HighDefPlaybackScore><DiskScore>8</DiskScore><LimitsApplied><GamingScore><LimitApplied Friendly="We no longer run the D3D test. Returned scores and metrics are hardcoded sentinel values.">NoD3DTestRun</LimitApplied></GamingScore></LimitsApplied></
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