Add more RAM before prices go way up?

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Add more RAM before prices go way up?

Post by xev » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:51 pm

Since RAM prices are going up, should i buy more now? I dont do anything too intensive and am generally fine with my 16gb. I usually have 2-4GB available after my chrome tabs.

Another 16 would cost $120 ... eries+16GB

I currently have the 2400 but there's no price difference between the 2400 and the 2666 .
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Re: Add more RAM before prices go way up?

Post by Olle P » Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:39 am

I went from 8GB to 16GB without any notable change in performance.
In fact some benchmark tests indicated a slight decrease.
I got some statements that if you regularly keep dozens of tabs open in your browser then there's a clear advantage in having more than 8GB RAM.

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