+ls650 Posted November 3, 2020 Share Posted November 3, 2020 At home, I have an old HP 6450b with 4GB of RAM, running Windows 10. This machine has an Intel i3 processor running at 2.4 GHz. Although it's an old machine, I find it meets my home needs fine: mostly web browsing and playing old 8/16 bit emulators. However, as you can imagine, with 4GB, it's sluggish - especially if I have more than a couple of tabs open in my browser, or I want to swap over to another app. I am thinking of doing a RAM upgrade, but I don't want to sink a lot of money into it. It currently has two RAM slots, each with a 2GB sodimm module. Apparently it is possible to either upgrade one to 4GB for a total of 6GB, or upgrade both slots for a total of 8GB. Question: will I notice much of an improvement in performance if I upgrade to only 6GB? Or will the jump from 4GB to 6GB not be enough to notice much of a difference in behavior? The local shops want $45 Cnd for a 4GB module, plus $30 Cnd for shipping. I'm thinking I don't want to put more than $100 into this laptop, or I might as well put the money towards a new machine. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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