[SOLVED] Does memory speed/amount throttle browsing performance?

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I have 10GBs of ram (2GB 1333mhz, 2GB 1333mhz, 2GB 1333mhz, 4GB 1600mhz) and I just wanted to know if buying 8x2 higher speed ram would make browsing faster?
Also, I'm buying a new cpu (a better one) and those 8x2 ram I'm talking about. Which one do I buy first to get better browsing performance faster?
And btw just wanted to add that I am not gonna add those 8x2 ram sticks to my older ones, I'm going to replace my older ones with the new ones.
Thanks.
 

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In Task Manager, what does your RAM usage look like?
If you are not maxing out the RAM, adding more won't help.

Suggesting a 'new CPU' requires us out here to know what you currently have.
Full parts list of the current system. Make/model of everything.
 
Nov 11, 2021
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In Task Manager, what does your RAM usage look like?
If you are not maxing out the RAM, adding more won't help.

Suggesting a 'new CPU' requires us out here to know what you currently have.
Full parts list of the current system. Make/model of everything.
My RAM usage in task manager right now is, 51% and I have like 12 tabs open in chrome.

Full parts list of the current system:

CPU: AMD A4 PRO 7300B APU with Radeon HD graphics ( Radeon 8740D)
RAM:
4 GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM Samsung M378B5173QH0-CK0
2 GB PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM Samsung M378B5773DH0-CH9
2 GB PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM Samsung M378B5773DH0-CH9
2 GB PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM Samsung M378B5773DH0-CH9

Hard drives: 1-Crucial MX500 1TB CT1000MX500SSD1
2- Seagate ST3500414CS 500GB

Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard 2215

And thats about everything. Hope I did this right
Oh, and I'm getting AMD A10 7890K OR 7860K
 

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May I ask, what is single thread performance and how does it affect performance?
Modern CPUs are multi core, multi threaded.
This gives them the ability to run multiple things at once.
For instance, 1 'thread' per application.

High level explanation.

Chrome is a multi threaded application, in that each tab runs in its own process.

What does this mean for you?
Well, that new CP is better than what you have now.
But, it IS still almost 6 years old.
 
Nov 10, 2021
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The first thing I would do is to swap out all that RAM for two sticks, 8Gb of the same type DDR3 ram (Same model, latency, size etc.) Having mixed ram is a known issue that can slow down processes because they don't "play nice" with each other.
 
Never had problems with it. Guess I'm lucky lol
I mean except the slow speed
I'm pretty sure mixing RAM of differing speed ratings isn't a problem as long as they're running at the same speed. And I'm also doubly sure if they're running at a JEDEC spec profile there won't be a problem.

And if there's an issue because say the actual timing is ever so slightly different between the modules and the memory controller freaks out, then that's a poorly designed system.
 

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