Why should I add another RAM to my 4GB RAM laptop?
What actually I will get if I add another RAM of 4 or 8GB capacity to my laptop having 4GB RAM? How much would it cost me or what other benefit will I get if I add another RAM to my Laptop?
You can add even 16GB but you need to check whether you have enough slots on your laptop to upgrade and also the maximum ram level your laptop can withstand.
For example, if your laptop can withstand 16 Gigabytes of RAM with two RAM Slots, then you can add 2 x 8GB RAM to reach 16 Gigabytes of RAM.
In case of 4 slots, 4 X 4 GB RAM to reach 16 Gigabytes capacity.
You cannot combine the different DDR versions. Check your DDR version and use the same. I am using DDR3 Version which was working fine.
That's right, in most cases the different make or model otherwise they won't even fix in the slot. However, there is a formula for mixing the RAM but I would suggest not to make experiments with it.
Earlier I had a 2gb DDR3 ram installed with my desktop. After using that for an year there was need to get higher value and I discovered that i have 2 slots for RAM so i went for another $GB ram which made my desktop run much more smoothly while surfing.
I am sure you added 4 GB RAM in your desktop with the help o a techie who knew what to add or what will be the best available RAM for your desktop. BTW, did you notice the make of both the RAMs in your desktop?
Well you have multiple factors to consider:
A)Are you into programming and what versions of Softwares you need?
For e.g- when upgrading to Oracle 18.104.22.168 (18C), I found that the system needs 8 GB of free RAM(not overall)for the database installation itself.
so systems with total of 8 GB RAM proved insufficient. However, I finally got a 12GB RAM system to work with.
I have seen that while overall 4GB OF RAM was sufficient for most heavy duty things till a few years back, now I feel 8GB is the least one should have.
B)How much budget you have?
C)If it is a home laptop, are you really into some sort of coding or scripting on that? If your home laptop or desktop is only for Net browsing and may be some movie watching etc., RAM increase could be skipped, unless the system and RAM are too old or low.
Actualy, I am not doing any heavy work on my laptop in question. I bought it because I got tax rebate of 10%(you get it if you buy anything within 60 days while leaving Australia provided you don't bring it back). I have not used it because it was too slow loading windows so my first thought went, should I add another 4GB RAM? But, I don't think I should add that because that's no guarantee of faster loading of windows anyways.