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

will using 2*8gb rams result in a better performance than one 8gb? (if the cpu is i5 4210u 1.70ghz)?

is it worth it? will it increase gaming experience considerably? 

5 Answers

  • Adrian
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
    Favorite Answer

    Answer depends a lot on your video card and what games. Extra ram may help high end games that use a lot of ram, but it will not help video card performance much. Extra ram is not used by the video card (in general).

    A 1.7Ghz CPU is not really a gaming CPU either, it is rather on the slow side for high end games. Taking what we know about your system so far (assuming it is a laptop), the extra ram will help a little with your operating system, and maybe a little with gaming, but don't expect miracles, won't happen...

  • 1 month ago

    Having 2 RAM's in Dual Channel Memory lane is always better than running a single memory stick in it because they are designed to give better performance when used in the dual configuration setup.

  • David
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    With your current setup (a low power, low performance laptop CPU), increasing RAM will only help a little, unless the game specifies large amounts of RAM

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Yes ram plays a big role in gaming, it will reduce lag bigtime as ram helpa withbprocess, your Vram will count for a lot too!

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  • Sandy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    RAM is crucial in gaming computers. the more the better. 12 GB is better than 8. and desktops are better than laptops. you can add RAM to a desktop (depending on the motherboards capacity), but you can't add anything to a laptop. 

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