Upgrade to 16GB Ram? when upgrading to SSD

vd129812

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Hi,

I got a HP ENVY 15t-j100 Quad Edition Notebook PC (non-touch) with the following specs:

• Windows 8.1 64
• 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ Processor
• Intel® HD Graphics
• 15.6-inch diagonal Full HD BrightView LED-backlit Display (1920x1080)
• 8GB DDR3 System Memory (1 Dimm)
• 1TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
• NO mSSD Hard Drive Acceleration Cache
• No Additional Office Software
• Security Software Trial
• 6-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery
• No Internal DVD or CD Drive
• Standard Keyboard
• HP TrueVision HD Webcam w/ integrated digital mic
• 802.11b/g/n 2x2 WLAN and Bluetooth® [2x2]

I am planning to upgrade to Samsung Electronics 840 Pro
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-Series-2-5-Inch-MZ-7PD256BW/dp/B009NB8WRU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393345726&sr=8-1&keywords=Samsung+Electronics+840+Pro

Please suggest me, if there is any other best SSD.
(still deciding on 256GB or 512GB). Any help appreciated on this one as well (best one - regardless of size)

My current Usage of memory shows me a usage of 4.5GB to 6.5GB Memory (7.78 Usable memory) when I use my laptop at work. (my hardrive usage shows 100% utilization most of the time - some times system freezes as well. Its a new laptop - but comes back to normal in few seconds may be 10 or 20 sometimes 30 as well and works fine as normal)

I heard that, the SSD will make use of the system memory from around 512MB to 1GB (Please correct me if i am wrong)

Do, I need to upgrade my RAM to 16GB, or will my 8GB RAM is enough to deal with?
Can some one please suggest me on this.

Thanks in Advance.
 

ronintexas

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Just the SSD won't require the RAM upgrade - however, utilizing Adobe CQ5, you were probably hitting 100% HDD utilization because you were using virtual memory. 16GB, especially on larger files/projects will make a difference. The SSD will be great performance boost.

Unless you plan on utilizing the drive as the only storage device in the laptop, 256GB should be enough. To save money - I would look at an external drive if you need a lot of file storage.
 

ronintexas

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Just the SSD won't require the RAM upgrade - however, utilizing Adobe CQ5, you were probably hitting 100% HDD utilization because you were using virtual memory. 16GB, especially on larger files/projects will make a difference. The SSD will be great performance boost.

Unless you plan on utilizing the drive as the only storage device in the laptop, 256GB should be enough. To save money - I would look at an external drive if you need a lot of file storage.
 

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Thanks for the reply ronintexas. I will just go with SSD for now, if it really needed a 16GB. I will think about it then. I had an external western digital drive 1TB. So will go with 256gb Ssd. Thanks again.

Samsung ssd 256gb doesn't provide a cable with it. I don't want to spend a lot on that as it is a one time use. Can you please suggest me a cable to use on ssd for cloning process using samsung data migration software.
 

vd129812

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Sorry did not understand that clearly.can you please elaborate.
 

vd129812

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Thank you ronintexas
 
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