• Now's your chance win big! Join our community and get entered to win a RTX 2060 GPU, plus more! Join here.

    Pi Cast Episode 3 streams live on Tuesday, August 4th at 2:30 pm ET (7:30 PM BST). Watch live right here!

    Catch Scharon on the Tom's Hardware Show live on Thursday, August 6th at 2:00 pm ET (7:00 PM BST). Click here!

Question Faster Ram or more Ram?

Apr 1, 2020
5
1
15
0
Just a simple question, if I have 16 gb of 2400mhz ram, what will improve pc performance (specifically running multiple programs at once) more, adding ram, or upgrading to faster ram. (not both)
 
Just a simple question, if I have 16 gb of 2400mhz ram, what will improve pc performance (specifically running multiple programs at once) more, adding ram, or upgrading to faster ram. (not both)
It depends to some extent on what programs you are running - if we are talking productivity software, web browsers and such then probably increasing the amount of ram would be better than faster ram.

Higher speed ram only really matters in situations which are sensitive to memory bandwidth and latency (such as games). That said 16gb is plenty in most situations, going for more is only going to improve performance if you are currently maxing out that memory capacity with what you are doing. You can check this by keeping the performance tab of task manager open whilst working - if you don't have any free ram then adding more should help.
 
Apr 1, 2020
5
1
15
0
Ok thanks
It depends to some extent on what programs you are running - if we are talking productivity software, web browsers and such then probably increasing the amount of ram would be better than faster ram.

Higher speed ram only really matters in situations which are sensitive to memory bandwidth and latency (such as games). That said 16gb is plenty in most situations, going for more is only going to improve performance if you are currently maxing out that memory capacity with what you are doing. You can check this by keeping the performance tab of task manager open whilst working - if you don't have any free ram then adding more should help.
Ok, thanks i'll look into it.
 
Reactions: cdrkf

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS