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Hi all,
i just got a new laptop its the Lenovo X220 equipped with a i5-2520M CPU @ 2.50GHz ,8GB of ram, Intel HD3000 GPU and a 120GB ssd (corsair force GT)

my question is should i increase the ram to 16GB?

my needs are mostly: some programming, virtual machines (sometimes 2-4 running at the same time)
and some mid range gaming

will i benefit from upgrading my ram from 8GB to 16?

Thank you.
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With 2 or more VMs it's worth it. I only have 8 GB in my work laptop and also have 2 VMs and 8 is a little small sometimes. And that's with one VM set to 2GB and the other to 512 MB, i rather have them at 4GB and 2GB but that would not work well on 8 GB physical ram.
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Yep bang it up to 16GB for sure. I run 15 VMs on my server and 32GB isn't enough. 8GB probably won't be enough for host + 4 VMs simultaneously.
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