Computer RAM Upgrade
Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:43 PM
Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:49 PM
I've been meaning to upgrade my home rig to 24g but haven't gotten around it it.
You will see a difference moving from 4 to 12... I don't know if going to 24 or higher would make any difference.
Guest_JP @ Cimquest_*
Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:52 PM
Only noticed if you're doing VERY high end CAD stuff with large assembly files or RAM intensive calculations
Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:03 AM
Are you using the max speed of RAM that your motherboard will allow?
If it's a Dell, then most likely you're not, that would be the first thing to look in to, then go for 8GB or 12GB depending on what type of work you do.
Then go HERE and buy it, you can get 8GB for $45 on up.
Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:03 AM
It looks like the motherboard is at a max of 1333MHz and that is what I have for RAM speed also (Good point though). I would like to note the odd choice of "sticks" that it came with. There is one 2gig and two 1gig, so from what I recall that different motherboards can be limited to certain combinations of RAM. That being the case and from what I am hearing I think one 8GB stick would be a good choice for now. Thank you for the help.
Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:25 AM
Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:26 AM
Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:33 AM
memory you have, how many slots and how much you're currently running.
Its very handy and much easier that poping the case open for a look
Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:48 AM
1 has 8 gig and 1 has 12 gig
benchmark test only shows about 5 seconds difference.
Where it does seem to help is on the graphics side. mosly with solidworks and very complex models
Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:51 AM
You want the same stick in any slot that you use,
2x4GB or 4x2GB
Myself, I prefer the 2x4GB
Guest_CNC Apps Guy 1_*
Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:48 AM
Below are my system specs.
Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:41 PM
Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:53 PM