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Bubu91
06-12-2013, 02:13 PM
Is it worth adding another 4gb (or 2gb) of ram to my G46 that has 4gb ram, i5, gtx66m? I mean what kind of a fps increase should i expect? Is it easy to do this yourself?

Chino
06-12-2013, 03:15 PM
In most cases, 4GB of RAM is more than enough to game. Adding more RAM basically has no impact on FPS. But every once in a while, you might find one or two games that might be a memory hog.

Bubu91
06-12-2013, 03:47 PM
what about the games that say they need 6 or 8 gb of ram (as most say nowdays). Will I see a lower fps in those games or is this just bs?

Chino
06-12-2013, 04:48 PM
Some manufacturers like to exaggerate the specs. LOL But if it'll make you feel futureproof, go for the 4GB upgrade. Just don't expect major gains. ;) Personally, I'd invest in a SSD. It'll give you noticeable performance in every aspect whether loading Windows or loading times for games. :p

Djask
06-12-2013, 05:24 PM
RAM would not improve gaming performance by much, and SSDs just improve load time in games.

Zygomorphic
06-13-2013, 12:38 AM
RAM would not improve gaming performance by much, and SSDs just improve load time in games.

Correct. However, with the 4 GB upgrade being pretty cheap, and the disassembly of the G46 being complicated, I'd actually recommend doing both at the same time. 8 GB can be nice, going beyond that is probably the point of diminishing returns for most people. I have 16 GB in my laptop, but I also happen to compile the LINUX kernel a lot, and run VMs on a regular basis (hence the need for more RAM).

Bubu91
01-17-2015, 05:19 PM
can low RAM be a bottleneck for games that require at recommended settings a high amount? for ex i have 4 gb, the witcher 3 has 8gb at the recommended requirements .... will it actually use all those 8gb or will my 4gb suffice?