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  1.    03 Jul 2016 #1
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    10 is a bit slow on my 4gb ram pc..


    Atlease how much ram does it need to perform better?
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  2.    03 Jul 2016 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by gradeabra View Post
    Atlease how much ram does it need to perform better?
    Depending on the rest of your hardware, the RAM upgrade may have the least affect on increasing the performance. If you are running 32-bit Windows 10, more RAM won't help at all.
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  3.    03 Jul 2016 #3
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    Hi,

    Without system specs it's really hard to tell.
    More RAM is pointless if you're limited by either a 32 bit install or worse a 32 bit CPU.

    Cheers,
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  4.    03 Jul 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by fdegrove View Post
    Hi,

    Without system specs it's really hard to tell.
    More RAM is pointless if you're limited by either a 32 bit install or worse a 32 bit CPU.

    Cheers,
    I've installed 64-bit Win10 on a couple of computers with 2GB RAM, seem to be fine but they aren't used for large databases, spreadsheets or for video editing. I've also installed 32-bit Win10 on a computer with 4GB RAM and outside of showing only about 3.5GB works just fine. I have 32-bit Win10 on a Tablet with only 1GB RAM, not too bad for a 1.33GHz Atom CPU. A lot of performance will depend upon what it's used for. My Tablet has only a 32GB SSD so I added a 64GB MicroSDXC card for more storage.
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  5.    04 Jul 2016 #5
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    Mine is on 64bit how to make it faster? Should i add some Ram?
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  6.    04 Jul 2016 #6
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    4GB is adequate for regular office use and such, but if you are into video editing you need a hefty microprocessor and 16-32GB RAM.
    Also, there is no need for x64 version for 2GB RAM.
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  7.    04 Jul 2016 #7
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    Hi,

    What would make it noticeably faster is a more powerful CPU such as a quad core one if you can still find it.
    A SSD instead of a regular HDD would help too.

    But that's only if you really want to hang on to that machine because it's always going to limited by its chipset's bandwidth, RAM FSB. It's probably SATA II also and so on.

    Cheers,
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  8.    04 Jul 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by gradeabra View Post
    Mine is on 64bit how to make it faster? Should i add some Ram?
    A lot is going to depend on the motherboard as well. It looks like a lot of motherboards for that processor only support 4 GB:
    Intel Pentium E5800 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor Compatible Motherboards - PCPartPicker

    Also, need to look at the manufacturer's website and see if a bios upgrade is needed - sometimes the bios will limit the amount of RAM you can use.

    It also depends on your budget. I would say the biggest performance increase you would see would be from upgrading from a mechanical hard drive to an SSD. If you can only afford to do one or the other that would be the upgrade I would do first. After moving from hard drive to SSD, then I would look at doubling the RAM to 8 GB which should max out your memory performance until you get into more intensive gaming or video or photo editing.

    I saw a huge performance increase on my current laptop which has 6 GB of RAM when I upgraded to an SSD. I have a new laptop coming on Wednesday with an i7-4702HQ processor, 8 GB RAM and 2 TB HDD. The very first thing I am doing is replacing the HDD with the SSD from my current laptop and putting the 2 TB HDD in an external USB enclosure.

    I have 2 older laptops for spares that came with 4 GB RAM. I upgraded them both to 8 GB RAM and I can tell you the increase in performance was much greater when I upgraded my HDD to an SSD then when I doubled the RAM on those laptops.
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  9.    10 Jul 2016 #9
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    Add More Ram


    Quote Originally Posted by gradeabra View Post
    Mine is on 64bit how to make it faster? Should i add some Ram?
    I would definitely add more ram, at least to 8 at a minimum, I have the same exact processor in my dell with 8 gigs of ram running win 10 64bit,
    more ram multitasks better, especially with win 10

    if you are looking for faster boot times, or loading programs quicker, go get a ssd for your boot drive

    go with 8gigs, or 16 gigs is better

    trust me, you wont be dissappointed
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  10.    10 Jul 2016 #10
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    Hi,

    go with 8gigs, or 16 gigs is better
    Were there socket 775 motherboards out there that even supported 16 Gb of RAM ?

    That said, I've an oldish Dell OptiPlex 745 and its the SSD that makes the biggest difference. Anything else is money down the drain IMHO. Especially when you consider the age of such a pc/portable.

    Cheers,
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