I need an advice on upgrading my Desktop RAM. Will it help to increase performance by upgrading RAM from 3 GB to 8 GB?
It's HP Pavilion Elite m9000t desktop.
Current configuration: Intel Core 2 Duo processor E6550 (2.33GHz), Vista Premium 32 bit (I will upgrade it to 64 bit to take advantage of added memory), 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 8500GT/GS video card.
There are 4 memory slots available. Memory type: 240 Pin DDR2-667 PC2-5300 or DDR2-800 PC2-6400
So, if I buy 4 memories of 2 GB each i.e. 8 GB memory, it will cost me approx. $140 which is okay to me. I will upgrade to 64 bit Windows Vista/7 (It's free to me).
But, the question is, is it going to help the desktop performance.
(I am software developer and I need to run few in-house applications for my own purpose and the desktop will act as a Server as well as Client. I am still developing those applications. So, I don't know how they will behave.)
Thank you in advance