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Determine when to upgrade RAM


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#1 Mannai_georget

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 03:09 AM

Hi All,
 
I work as an End User Specialist. I am very often requested by the end users to upgrade the RAM and i do it out after i see the system hanging up or when the system crashes.
 
Could anybody please help me understand when would it be crucial to upgrade a RAM. Not looking for answers like when the system runs slow or upgrade it when applications are slow to respond. Most of our users are on windows 7 and latter.


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 03:56 AM

How much RAM do these computers have to start with?

 

Windows 7 needs about 2GB minimum, perhaps a bit less for 32-bit Windows.

I'd say have 4GB RAM from the outset.

 

My own work laptop was upgraded to Windows 7 some time ago, and it ran like an old dog with tree broken legs.

Asked IT to upgrade it from 2GB to 4GB - runs like a charm now.


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#3 Mannai_georget

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 04:03 AM

yea all our desktops and laptops run with 4GB default. But some say they feel things are slow when they work. I just need to visually see (if possible) the RAM used and when its time to upgrade. The resource monitor is one way but i wanted to be sure before i suggest a RAM upgrade for the end user.






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