Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareLaptops & Notebooks · 1 month ago

Is there any point in upgrading a 16GB RAM?

I don't play games really and most of the RAM goes towards multitasking. Would it make any difference at all if I upgraded it? 


I have confirmed that my Laptop has a maximum memory of 32GB.

4 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    Dep[ends on what you are using the computer for. gaming it probably would make little difference unless streaming. If you do graphics rendering it might make a difference.  

    For the vast majority of people 8gb is fine, 16 gb may be advised. Above that is only currently only needed in .a small percentage of cases.  Generally if 16gb is not enough you may wan to look into SSD instead of physical HD or an upgraded processor.

  • 1 month ago

    check your laptop's specs ... or at memory vendor such as  many laptops can't support more than 16 Gb ram anyway

  • 1 month ago

    Answer this yourself.  While you are multitasking...


    task manager

    performance tab

    I would be shocked if you hit more than 60% of physical RAM usage, ever...

  • Barry
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    No it wouldn't have any noticeable effect. 16Gb is perfectly adequate for all but the most demanding programs.

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