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 laptop to surf the web, game, or edit photos, but are you not sure how much RAM you need? On this page, we'll help you make the best choice.

1. What are you going to use your PC for?

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.

How much RAM do I need for which situation?

2GB 4GB 6GB 8GB 16GB
Internet and text processing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Editing photos No No Yes Yes Yes
Video editing No No No Yes Yes
Gaming No No No Yes Yes
Virtual Reality No No No No Yes

2. Can you expand the RAM memory of your PC?

Programs are getting increasingly heavy, so if you've got a laptop that's been around for a few years, chances are the RAM memory isn't up to the way you use it anymore. That's why it's a good idea to choose a PC with expandable memory. For most desktops, expanding the memory is easy, which allows you to make your desktop future proof. We state whether the RAM is expandable in the specifications of each laptop. In order to help you on your way, we're happy to tell you which RAM module fits your computer.

If you don't want to expand your memory, you could choose to buy a laptop with 12GB of RAM or more. That way, you can be sure you can use heavier programs and use your PC at full speed for the time being.

Kasper
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