Upgrading RAM I have a question

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  1. jDSX
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    I am going to upgrade my laptop's RAM with a 1x8 ram stick, It's 1.5v and the ram sticks in my laptop are 1.35v I want to know if it's safe to use the 1.5v ram on a motherboard that has 1.35v ram chips in it or should I go for low voltage ram?

    Also for laptop ram what brands are considered the best? I had bad luck with kingston awhile ago.
     
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    If the current RAM for your laptop is 1.35V ones I would not opt to go for 1.5V ones because they may very well not be compatible. Not only that, but the main reason for using low voltage RAM is to increase power efficiency so even if your laptop were to support the higher voltage RAM you'd essentially worsen your battery life.
     
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    I have to remove both of them for the 8GB stick, because my laptop only supports 16GB and one of the slots is faulty.
     
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    What laptop do you have and what RAM-type does it have?
     
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    I would like to buy it from retail offline since I need it quickly. Best buy doesn't have the ram I need.
     
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    Question: why do you need more than 6GB RAM in the first place?
    Edit: never mind, I missed the mention of the faulty RAM slot. Still, 4GB should be enough for a laptop until the 8GB comes through the post.
     
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    idk, i upgrade a pc as soon as i get it. I got my lenovo y50 to 16gb ram after 3 days, but i still can get 32gb ram cuz the i5 4210H supports that much :wtf:. Still an overkill
     
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    Isn't that overkill?
     
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    Anything over 8GB is overkill.
     
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    I think 16GB is the perfect amount of ram. I would consider 24GB and up overkill.
     
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    Considering most don't make use of more than 4GB of RAM, and 6GB is considered the "sweetspot" for some... The only purpose for anything over 8GB is if you want to use a RAMDisk. Or if you're editing large pictures/videos with lots of filters.

    Edit: on the other hand, RAM is cheap. Not much reason not to get 16GB, unless you have budget constraints and can use the savings to get a better graphics card.
     
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    I don't think having too much RAM would be a detriment however. The worst is that you can potentially waste money.
     
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    I do a lot of video conversion (I love handbrake) to h.264 (it does not really take a lot of ram though). 7Zip on the other hand does as I have it set for 4 core LZMA2 ultra compression and I set it to take 12GB of ram to compress something.
     
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    Video conversion is not even close to the same thing as video editing, but I'm just splitting hairs here.
     
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    for me 64GB is a overkill
    Not 16
    i consider to upgrade to 32 later on

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    Oh, and i also edit vids, so i need so much (EVEN THO THE DUAL CORE i5 IS A BOTTLENECK)
     
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    I have never seen anything use more than 4.04GB. Never when gaming, 3D Modelling, video editing, video saving, live streaming. never. 8GB is good because uit gives you room IF you ever need it. 16 is a little too much.
     
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    7 Zip LZMA2 ultra compression set to 4 cores and 384MB dictionary size takes over 12GB. I do a lot of compression of files with 7zip so it matters to me having 16GB.
     
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    It is for most things. If you were to run something like a virtual machine, you should consider more. On a laptop, that's unlikely though.

    As of Windows Vista, extra RAM is used for caching data. Frequently launched programs will load faster, because they already exist in the RAM.
     
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