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How much Ram do I need for Gaming?

Random Access Memory or RAM is critical for a gaming laptop. What is a gaming laptop? It is the mobile device that is used specifically to play and store your gaming software applications. Gaming software applications can take up a lot of ram and disk space on your laptop. If you have more random access memory on your laptop, you will enjoy a higher level of performance and be able to play even your 3 D game without experiencing any lag.

The Role

In addition to your central processing unit, memory also plays a vital role in how your laptop performs. There is nothing like too much RAM as is the same way that there is nothing like too much money. Your laptop will not only work faster but will also ensure that the games run smoothly. Most people who are serious about gaming know the importance of increasing your laptops memory to its maximum levels.

The Gamers

Most gamers are aware of the difference between dynamic RAM and static RAM. Many of them can speak quite eloquently about DIMM, SIMM and SO-DIMM modules of memory, including how different they are. In addition, these gamers will also be aware of the essentials of Video RAM or VRAM as it relates to how gaming laptops operate. More importantly, these same gamers are knowledgeable about Graphics Processing Unit or GPU.

The Amount of RAM Necessary

As mentioned before, additional RAM means that your gaming laptop will run better. You will have the ability to undertake even more tasks faster and more efficiently. When you upgrade your memory, it will seem as if you have an entire new laptop. There are suggested minimum requirements for the amount of memory that you should get for your gaming laptop, that is, if you would like to run specific programs or your operating system on your laptop. You will generally need at least 8GB to run most games smoothly.

gaming laptop memoryConclusion

For your gaming laptop, you will be able to view heavy videos and images as well, if you had more RAM. This is true if you a serious gamer. Please see our article on “how much ram is enough” for more information on memory requirements in different situations.



About Chris Cooper

Chris's engineering degree has brought his exceptional technical knowledge to the world of memory and anything computer related. Our resident expert of the team loves nothing more then getting his teeth into the technical nitty gritty. Yawn, yawn I hear you all say. Loves to game (can do a 360 no scope headshot!) - Once met Kylie Minogue - Is campaigning for our next premises to be closer to that famous Scottish restaurant (McDonalds). Email - chris.c@offtek.co.uk
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