So, how much RAM do you really need?
RAM, the term for Random Access Memory is a kind of volatile memory, is essential for every computer in the world. Most Laptop computer or pre-built PCs come with 4 GB of RAM installed. But some mid-range PCs also come with 8 GB or higher-end ones come with 16 GB pre-installed. So, how do you choose among them?
If you’re planning to use your PC for watching movies, or lightweight tasks as Web browsing, office typing works, most of the time 4 gigs will do the job fine.
But if you’re doing some simple editing tasks of photo and video, or you’re fresher of content creating, or you play not so memory heavy games, you should choose at least 8 gigs of memory. As these tasks do demand more memory to be buffered onto RAM to be able to do tasks much faster.
If you’re a professional or PC enthusiast or pro gamer, you should at-least choose 16 or 32 Gigs of RAM. Some resource heavy games do recommend you to have at-least 16 GB memory for minimum requirements to play the game. Some professional applications such as Photoshop & Illustrator are also very resource heavy.
We recommend you to get at least 8 gigs of RAM if you’re building a new PC. Having lower on-board memory than that will significantly cause performance issues like sluggish response or extreme slowdown.