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tjpaton8
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Buy small amount of RAM for the immediate future until RAM prices drop or just buy the intended end

Currently I have a lenovo T460 that has the i5-6300U, 256GB SSD and one stick of HYNIX 4GB DDR3 1600MHZ 204-PIN LAPTOP MEMORY HMT451S6BFR8A-PB. It is my daily computer for school as a comp sci student. I don't intend on gaming on it. My question really is should I fill the slot with another hynix stick($25) for the time being and wait until RAM prices drop or should I go straight to the performance 2x8GB ram that I am intending to do at some point? What I'm looking at right now would be a $110 kit.

 

Short Term RAM

 

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End option 2

 

 

sclexman
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Re: Buy small amount of RAM for the immediate future until RAM prices drop or just buy the intended

4GB Hynix add to existing 4GB=8GB dual channel memory. $25.

Anything above 8GB would be overkill and not utilized.

You have two cores, 4 threads. 2.4GHz up to 3.0GHZ. 

and SSD. Unless you TOTALLY load the machine, 16GB memory would show less than 8GB used (my opinion).

 

http://psref.lenovo.com/Product/ThinkPad_T460

tjpaton8
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Re: Buy small amount of RAM for the immediate future until RAM prices drop or just buy the intended

Thats what I was thinking. I do want to have a ton of RAM at some point even if it's not needed... Just not at the current prices. So you think I should just keep it at what I will use right now, but do you think RAM prices will come back down? If so when?

 

Thanks for the reply!

sclexman
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Re: Buy small amount of RAM for the immediate future until RAM prices drop or just buy the intended

DDR3L prices are bottomed out. State of the art m2.2280 storage.

 

Lookup a Samsung PCie Nvme SM961.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-SM961-Polaris-M-2-2280-PCI-e/dp/B06XFY7JNH/ref=sr_1_6?s=computers&i...

 

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/512gb-samsung-sm961-polaris-nvme-mlc-v-nand-m2-ssd-pcie-30-x4-read-3...

 

1 Euro=$1.19 US.

 

Read rate is 3200MB/s for SM961.

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