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SSD or RAM - to increase performance?

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Re: SSD or RAM - to increase performance?

Postby Andrew0409 » 24 Jun 2016, 11:17

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Andrew0409 wrote:Like what are you wanting to increase performance for? Just everyday stuff or are you using 3 screens like I have at work something running like 5 programs at once with a bunch of things in the background? If it's just everyday, go with the ssd.


Do you mean that if you keep 5 screens open at the same time with corresponding programs then a higher RAM -say 8G- would help with performance?


yeah, and it will keep your performance steady and prevent it from crashing from overloading with memory space usage.
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Re: SSD or RAM - to increase performance?

Postby Icon » 24 Jun 2016, 11:37

Andrew0409 wrote:
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Andrew0409 wrote:Like what are you wanting to increase performance for? Just everyday stuff or are you using 3 screens like I have at work something running like 5 programs at once with a bunch of things in the background? If it's just everyday, go with the ssd.


Do you mean that if you keep 5 screens open at the same time with corresponding programs then a higher RAM -say 8G- would help with performance?


yeah, and it will keep your performance steady and prevent it from crashing from overloading with memory space usage.


Thanks. Sounds great. :discodance:
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Re: SSD or RAM - to increase performance?

Postby Andrew0409 » 24 Jun 2016, 11:43

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Andrew0409 wrote:
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Andrew0409 wrote:Like what are you wanting to increase performance for? Just everyday stuff or are you using 3 screens like I have at work something running like 5 programs at once with a bunch of things in the background? If it's just everyday, go with the ssd.


Do you mean that if you keep 5 screens open at the same time with corresponding programs then a higher RAM -say 8G- would help with performance?


yeah, and it will keep your performance steady and prevent it from crashing from overloading with memory space usage.


Thanks. Sounds great. :discodance:


it's great when streaming HD porn in 5 different screen. My ADD makes it hard for me to get off on just one porno at a time.
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Re: SSD or RAM - to increase performance?

Postby Icon » 24 Jun 2016, 11:46

Andrew0409 wrote:
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Andrew0409 wrote:
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Andrew0409 wrote:Like what are you wanting to increase performance for? Just everyday stuff or are you using 3 screens like I have at work something running like 5 programs at once with a bunch of things in the background? If it's just everyday, go with the ssd.


Do you mean that if you keep 5 screens open at the same time with corresponding programs then a higher RAM -say 8G- would help with performance?


yeah, and it will keep your performance steady and prevent it from crashing from overloading with memory space usage.


Thanks. Sounds great. :discodance:


it's great when streaming HD porn in 5 different screen. My ADD makes it hard for me to get off on just one porno at a time.


My computer could barely make it with normal pr0n, HD, what is that? LOL.

Heck, if I am paying for 20 GB high speed Internet, I want to be able to squeeze the last bit out of it, right? Wink, wink.

I just want to be able to copy paste pics of handsome, muscled Asians at my leisure while listening to music and waiting for the latest episode of Supernatural to download.
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Re: SSD or RAM - to increase performance?

Postby Andrew0409 » 24 Jun 2016, 11:53

The worst is itunes, iTunes takes like 1gb ram of memory just running it in the background. It's pain since I'm a die hard PC user. My computer is custom and better than any mac for half the price. But I still use iTunes for album downloads for the iPhone. No other phone makes music easier imo. Thats the only edge id give apple.
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Re: SSD or RAM - to increase performance?

Postby Icon » 24 Jun 2016, 11:55

Andrew0409 wrote:The worst is itunes, iTunes takes like a ram of memory just running it in the background. It's pain since I'm a die hard PC user. My computer is custom and better than any mac for half the price. But I still use iTunes for album downloads for the iPhone. No other phone makes music easier imo. Thats the only edge id give apple.


My iTunes messed up my music collection by relabeling my music titles, so looking for a song is a nightmare. Hate that thing.
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Re: SSD or RAM - to increase performance?

Postby Baas Babelaas » 24 Jun 2016, 15:42

Changed my mind - getting 256G SSD AND an additional 8G RAM, which will take it up to 12G RAM.

This little monster is going to run like lightning.
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Re: SSD or RAM - to increase performance?

Postby Icon » 24 Jun 2016, 16:32

Baas Babelaas wrote:Changed my mind - getting 256G SSD AND an additional 8G RAM, which will take it up to 12G RAM.

This little monster is going to run like lightning.


If I may be so bold as to ask -since I also have to replace my trusty ASUS since it went kaput- is this the 35K model? you know, the ultrathin, available in pearly colors? No internal DVD, must buy external though

http://shopping.udn.com/mall/cus/cat/Cc ... &kdid=ND05
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Re: SSD or RAM - to increase performance?

Postby Doraemonster » 24 Jun 2016, 19:09

Switch to SSD. This also improves swap performance, which will feel like having more RAM.

Adding memory most likely won't change much. You can use perfmon to check if you need more RAM, with the counters under the "Paging file" section. My guess is that you don't.

OS settings and programs running in the background also matter a lot for performance. After changing to the SSD you'll have to start with a clean image, so don't install any vendor crapware. On my Asus laptop the only necessary thing to install from Asus is the ATK Package (and the OEM-specific Elantech touchpad driver). Get other drivers in their newest versions directly from component makers or just leave the ones found by Windows.
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Re: SSD or RAM - to increase performance?

Postby antarcticbeech » 24 Jun 2016, 22:03

My wife and I bought 2 Asus Zenbooks about a year and a half ago. Both SSDs. My wife's has 4GB of RAM and mine has 8GB. We haven't had any problems so far. They both boot very quickly and I wouldn't want to go back to HDD. Both will play HD video without issues (unless it's 60 fps, but I'm not sure that's a hardware issue).
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