Buying a 4gb DDR3 ram

apurvgupta1

Journeyman
Hey guys, i am using the pc having following specs:

Hi, i have the following pc specs:

Hard disk- Wd caviar 320GB
WD 1TB

CPU- Intel Core i3 2100 @ 3.10GHz

RAM- Kingston 4.00 GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz

Motherboard- Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. H61M-DS2 (Socket 1155)

Monitor- Samsung LED S22B370

Gfx card- 1 GB DDR3 ATI Radeon HD 5450 (XFX Pine Group)

LG DVDROM ATA

I am feeling a bit of lag in opening applications and accessing hard drives(both). Will buying an extra 4gb Ram help in boosting the speed? Please suggest with brand name.
 
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Nerevarine

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nope, you barely use the available 4 GB memory in most applications.. adding another 4GB memory will not improve any performance at all..
If by applications you mean games, then adding a better GPU will improve it significantly
Also make sure you are using 64bit windows
 

Nerevarine

Incarnate
32 bit windows has a limitation that it can use only 3.25 GB of RAM of the total available memory..
64 bit can utilize much more .. So if you are gonna be using 4GB or more RAM, always use 64bit windows
 
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apurvgupta1

apurvgupta1

Journeyman
Ohh, that's why in system information, i am getting only 3.49 gb as usable!! What a facepalm by me, wasting 500 mb of my ram since 2 years!!
 
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apurvgupta1

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This is what appears in display properties. Am i doing anything wrong?

display properties.jpg

*www.thinkdigit.com/forum/attachments/pc-components-configurations/10467d1368348024-buying-4gb-ddr3-ram-display-properties.jpg
 
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apurvgupta1

apurvgupta1

Journeyman
And this is system properties- only 3.49 gb usable!! Why? Is it because of 32 bit os?
sys info.jpg
*www.thinkdigit.com/forum/attachments/pc-components-configurations/10468d1368349353-buying-4gb-ddr3-ram-sys-info.jpg
 

Nerevarine

Incarnate
yep.. thats because of 32 bit os
*www.thinkdigit.com/forum/attachments/pc-components-configurations/10469d1368349560-buying-4gb-ddr3-ram-untitled.png
Notice how I dont have any "XXX RAM usable notification"
BTW, if u are using Intel HD graphics, you will still have some unusable ram because the IGP will utilise the system memory
 

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apurvgupta1

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I have a separate graphic card as written by me in original post, then why this integrated intel HD thing is using the memory?
 
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