Is 16gb of RAM worth it?

cwillard95

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I currently have 8gb and usually only use about 7gb of RAM, but would 7gb out of 16gb of RAM be faster than 7gb out of 8gb og RAM?
 

luckymatt42

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I agree with above, but that being said if you are at 7 out of 8 that's pushing it, not leaving much wiggle room for background processes etc. Unless you are running a very, very consistent workload your memory usage will go up and down as different processes start and finish, background tasks open and close, etc. I know memory is expensive right now, but if you can swing it an upgrade to 16gb is becoming "standard" these days.
 

derekullo

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Question from cwillard95 : "Is 16gb of RAM worth it?"



Using 7 out of 8 gigabytes of ram will and probably is negatively impacting the launching of programs on the computer.

Doubling to 16 gigabytes of ram is recommended.
 

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