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Is 4 GB enough for games?

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Is 4 GB of ram enough to play games and stuff? I have Windows 7 Home 64 bit and I know that this Sony notebook can go upto 8 GB but will it make a difference in performance having 4 GB to 8 GB? I see some OEM rams that are around $90 each for a 4 GB stick so I have to get two of those to make it 8 GB.
post #2 of 62
It's enough for games.
Unless you are seeing 90-95% utilization on 4 GB you aren't going to notice a difference by going to 8.
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Is 4 GB of ram enough to play games and stuff?
Yes it is.
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post #4 of 62
Plenty
post #5 of 62
^ yep
post #6 of 62
More than enough
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post #7 of 62
4 is more than enough Hell you could play most games with 2.. although they wouldn't be super smooth
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post #8 of 62
like above said....if you don't see 80% of usage ram when your doing anything then no need to upgrade otherwise its just a waste of money.
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post #9 of 62
Ram is the least of a laptops worries when it comes to gaming, GPU is usually the weakest point.
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How can you tell if you are using 80% of the ram?
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