How Much DRAM Do You Need?

Whether buying a prebuilt computer or building your own, one of the key factors users debate is the amount of DRAM in the system. It’s possible in many cases to upgrade this later, even in laptops, but that can be tricky for inexperienced users. For example, you may have to match latency and speed and need to know how many slots are available, if any, not to mention figure out how to access this memory in some laptop designs. It may be better to replace all the memory with a new kit - but the question remains, how much DRAM do you need?

Luckily, modern operating systems can make use of all the memory you have, and new motherboards and UEFI are capable of managing this memory to save power. While there are certainly some complicated aspects involved with overclocking memory, compatibility on the whole has also improved. So while there may not really be such a thing as “too much” DRAM, many users are building or upgrading on a budget and need to keep things straight, whether with DDR4 or DDR5. Memory is relatively inexpensive, but often the budget is better spent on a better GPU or CPU.

DDR5 Module

If you’re getting a cheap machine for browsing and email, as little as 8GB is probably sufficient even with how hungry modern browsers can be with caching. If you will be multitasking and gaming, you likely need at least 16GB, especially for newer games. If you are dabbling in content creation and want to future-proof for high-end games, 32GB should be your goal. If you are running virtual machines and have a powerhouse computer, 64GB or more is viable. While having too much memory never hurts, having too little can become a bottleneck.

We offer both DDR4 and DDR5 for both desktops and laptops. Our goal is to make the upgrading process as easy as possible for you. No matter how much RAM you need, we have you covered, as we offer from 8GB to 32GB memory modules. DDR5 especially will allow for higher capacity to meet the needs of ever-faster processors with more than eight cores. You love our SSDs, now you can get DRAM to match.