[SOLVED] Does ram increase integrated graphics performance?

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i have a i3 m370 @ 2.4 ghz. it has intel hd graphics. does increasing laptop ram increase performance of the computer. i have 3gb right now. will upgrading to 8gb be better? i am running windows 10 64bit
 

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I believe OP have single 4 GB RAM module in his system where last GB is taken by iGPU. Windows 10 alone take 1,5-2 GB. Remain is enough for web browsing and office software. But if you want to play games like Roblox you mentioned etc., you will need to add next 4 GB eq. another 4 GB RAM module.

ok so this is gonna be my last question if i run dual channel mode will it increase performance
Dual channel mode for RAM is always faster than single channel mode. So yes. But check if added module have at least same speed (frequency, CL number) because system will work in a speed of slower RAM module.
 

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First of all, 3gb is not a good amount of ram to run windows.
Secondly, increasing your ram to 8gb alone wont do the trick, you need dual channel ram meaning you want to have 2 sticks of RAM preferably of the same capacity. This will increase performance for sure.
Lastly, if you expect your current CPU with iGPU to start running demanding games once you upgrade to dual channel then that wont be possible, you can expect upto a 20% increase in performance going from single channel to dual channel but nothing more.
 
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Only if your system is currently using all of the RAM installed. If you have 3GB installed and your system is only using 1.5GB, adding more RAM isn't going to change anything.

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Isn't there any method to make the system use all the RAM attached in the system ?
 

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Isn't there any method to make the system use all the RAM attached in the system ?
No. That's like giving someone 50 sheets of paper to write a 100 word essay and you must use all 50 sheets.

A system will only use as much as is needed at any given time. For instance, I have 16GB of RAM installed in my system. Typically, it will only use between 5GB and 12GB of the 16GB installed. There is no reason for it to use any more (until I start using more programs simultaneously).

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Isn't there any method to make the system use all the RAM attached in the system ?
Thats not how this works. If the software you are running doesn't need all the ram you have, then adding MORE ram isn't going to help anything. However if the software you are running IS using all of your ram, then adding more may help performance. This is dependent upon the software/game you are running.

If you have additional questions we request that you start your own thread rather than take over this one.
 
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First of all, 3gb is not a good amount of ram to run windows.
Secondly, increasing your ram to 8gb alone wont do the trick, you need dual channel ram meaning you want to have 2 sticks of RAM preferably of the same capacity. This will increase performance for sure.
Lastly, if you expect your current CPU with iGPU to start running demanding games once you upgrade to dual channel then that wont be possible, you can expect upto a 20% increase in performance going from single channel to dual channel but nothing more.
i am gonna get two 4gb stick of same size will it increase performance
i want to run roblox with good fps (ik its trash game)
 

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I believe OP have single 4 GB RAM module in his system where last GB is taken by iGPU. Windows 10 alone take 1,5-2 GB. Remain is enough for web browsing and office software. But if you want to play games like Roblox you mentioned etc., you will need to add next 4 GB eq. another 4 GB RAM module.

ok so this is gonna be my last question if i run dual channel mode will it increase performance
Dual channel mode for RAM is always faster than single channel mode. So yes. But check if added module have at least same speed (frequency, CL number) because system will work in a speed of slower RAM module.
 
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I believe OP have single 4 GB RAM module in his system where last GB is taken by iGPU. Windows 10 alone take 1,5-2 GB. Remain is enough for web browsing and office software. But if you want to play games like Roblox you mentioned etc., you will need to add next 4 GB eq. another 4 GB RAM module.



Dual channel mode for RAM is always faster than single channel mode. So yes. But check if added module have at least same speed (frequency, CL number) because system will work in a speed of slower RAM module.
thank you for ur answer
 
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my intel m370 has old integrated graphics will dual channel still increase performance on this old integrated graphics
 
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i dont expect such a big change that i can run 4k shadow of tomb raider (joke). i wanted to ask will it make a difference?
 

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  1. There's no guarantee that your system even supports dual-channel mode. If it does, great. You may or may not notice any performance improvement. If not, your system will run in single channel mode.
  2. As has been stated multiple times already. Yes. Adding RAM to your system WILL improve system performance. Your integrated graphics of your CPU (even as old as yours is) uses system memory. With only 3GB of system memory installed, your system is almost certainly running out of available RAM. This causes your system to slow down. Adding more system memory WILL alleviate this issue to some extent.
-Wolf sends
 
ok so this is gonna be my last question if i run dual channel mode will it increase performance
This is your key question, and the answer is yes.
dual channel will improve integrated graphics performance.
Past that, having enough ram to hold most of what you are doing is a good thing.
Not enough will cause page faults and delays.
 
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