Written by Kasper

How much RAM do I need for my desktop?

The RAM, also known as the internal memory, influences the speed of your PC. Do you want to buy a computer, but you don't know how much RAM you need for your usage situation? On this page, we'll help you create the right amount of RAM for your new PC.

Choose RAM desktop

Man puts RAM kit in desktop.

For every type of use we recommend a certain amount of RAM for your computer. The general rule is: the larger the RAM, the faster your PC. In order to make things easy for you, we've listed a few usage situations. including the minimum amount of RAM you need.

How much RAM do I need for which situation?

2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
Internet and text processing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Photo editing No No Yes Yes Yes
Video editing No No Yes Yes Yes
Gaming No No Yes Yes Yes
Virtual Reality No No No Yes Yes

Is the RAM expandable?

RAM in a computer.

If you buy a PC with an eye on the future, an extra amount of RAM is not an unnecessary luxury. Consider, for example, at least 16GB RAM. Or choose a PC that has room to add extra RAM. This is easy to do with most desktops because there are always one or more empty slots. Make sure you buy the right kind of RAM modules that fit on your motherboard.

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Kasper Desktop Expert.

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