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Dell Xps 8100 Max ram upgrade 8 GB?

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6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
It won't go higher than 8gb ram on the personalize menu does that mean I'd have to upgrade the motherboard or something for to increase that cap and also I've noticed that I only have a choice of one graphics card which is the 1GB ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Card, does this also mean I have to upgrade the psu to get anything better?
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6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
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#1
What do you need 8gb of ram for? What do you do on your computer? o.O

Example: http://www.insidehw.com/images/stories/news/products/Corsair/Corsair_8GB_vs_4GB.jpg
#2
rwm24
What do you need 8gb of ram for? What do you do on your computer? o.O

Example: http://www.insidehw.com/images/stories/news/products/Corsair/Corsair_8GB_vs_4GB.jpg


Actually I'm looking for a 16gb system, just so I won't need to upgrade anytime soon in the future I like to buy once and leave it at that.
#3
im on 4gb and NEVER have gone above 3gb afaik... dont waste your money unless your heavily into CAD, CAM or very high res photoshop.
#4
PraxxtorCruel
Actually I'm looking for a 16gb system, just so I won't need to upgrade anytime soon in the future I like to buy once and leave it at that.


You should really read something like http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/memory-module-upgrade,2264.html

It's a waste of money imo.

What are you going to be using the PC for? If you have lots of cash to spend go for a 5970 or wait a week or so for benchmarks of a GTX 480 for gaming.
#5
jackvdbuk
im on 4gb and NEVER have gone above 3gb afaik... dont waste your money unless your heavily into CAD, CAM or very very very very very high res photoshop.
#6
jackvdbuk
im on 4gb and NEVER have gone above 3gb afaik... dont waste your money unless your heavily into CAD, CAM or very high res photoshop.


Maybe I'm going a little overboard if that's true.

rwm24
You should really read something like http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/memory-module-upgrade,2264.html

It's a waste of money imo


True, it is quite expensive, but as to the upgrading facilities do you have any idea if I can upgrade the ram and graphics card higher than those caps? I'm still using the same computer I bought 8 years ago lol. Also do you guys have any info for the release of the xps 9000 system?
#7
PraxxtorCruel

True, it is quite expensive, but as to the upgrading facilities do you have any idea if I can upgrade the ram and graphics card higher than those caps? I'm still using the same computer I bought 8 years ago lol. Also do you guys have any info for the release of the xps 9000 system?


Buying 12gb of ram isn't going to increase the performance as much as upgrading the cpu/gpu and maybe adding another gb or 2 of ram, not spending all your money on ram.
#8
rwm24
Buying 12gb of ram isn't going to increase the performance as much as upgrading the cpu/gpu and maybe adding another gb or 2 of ram, not spending all your money on ram.


Oh I see, I thought it did since upgrading to 24gb ram is like a grand.
#9
Yes more than 8gb is a waste for most people. Better off spending it on a better processor or SSD's.

Check this out.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26enkCzkJHQ
#10
What will you be using the PC for? You'd be better off doing some research rather than just going straight for a pre-built one with very little customization.
#11
It's worth mentioning that RAM only actually increases performance when it saves a harddisk read. The rest of the time, the surplus just sits in the way of the used RAM, increasing access times and slowing things down.
#12
Thanks all, but has anyone got any idea why the dell xps 8100 on dell us has the ability to upgrade to 16gb sddr 3 4 dimms, whilst dell uk site only upto 8gb. They both have same os and other hardware.
#13
To give you an idea of something you MIGHT need more RAM for: I've seen pcs ordered with 32 and 64GB RAM for simulating helicopters :p

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