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I am buying a m11X and I am wondering if all I plan on using it for is writing papers and surfing the web plus some light gaming via League of Legends, CS:S and TF2 with vent open will I experience lag with only 2GB of DDR3 ram or should I spend the extra 50 bucks for 4GB of DDR3 ram.

Also how much would a performance boost be from 2GB-4GB in Windows 7.
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You wouldn't need more than 4 gb's but if you really want to you could get the 2 gb option then sell them and get a quality 4 gb DDR3 ram for cheaper too.
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well depends. 32 bit os or 64bit. for 32 bit os 2 gb u r fine. 64bit i would say need 4 gb + but 4 gb is fine. 32bit os is maxed out @ 3.2 gb or something around that.
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I'd go for 4gb RAM. That'll make sure it's future proof for a few years.
    
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well depends. 32 bit os or 64bit. for 32 bit os 2 gb u r fine. 64bit i would say need 4 gb + but 4 gb is fine. 32bit os is maxed out @ 3.2 gb or something around that.
its 64 bit os,

and the thing is I don't expect to be able to run high demand games on it highest thing will be league of legends or TF2 so my main question is will I have experience a bottle neck with reduced performance as if I get 2GB or is 4GB overkill for it.
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My 3Gb ram is never maxed out when playing LOL or CS:S
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I'd get the extra 2gb of ram purely because its not only beneficial for gaming but for general multitasking and everyday use. It maybe overkill in some cases but its nice to have the resources there if needed
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Get the extra ram, and dont hope to play any games that require punkbuster. It wont let you play because it thinks the dual graphics system is some sort of hack... i kicks me out of BFBC2 online.... Very annoying
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post #9 of 9
I'd go with 4GB just because it might come into use eventually. Better more than needed than not have enough when you do.

Also, don't buy the M11x-R1 or M11x-R2 right now, wait a few more weeks as there is a hinge fix being implemented by Dell that finally fixes the hinge breakage issue after months of use.
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