06-19-2019 01:25 PM
I am confused if I should get my RAM extended to 8 GB (*or more if compatible) OR get a SSD slot of around 250 GB?
P.S. I have Notebook 15g-dr1000TX with 4 GB RAM currently but I use graphic softwares like Photoshop and Illustrator and my system gets hanged.
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06-19-2019 01:40 PM
Machine has 4 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM (1 x 4 GB) now. It supports 32GB of RAM max. You can upgrade to
(a) 8GB : add 4GB to slot 2,
(b) 12GB: add 8GB to slot 2,
(c) 16GB: discard 4GB and add 8GB to both slots
(d) 32GB: discard 4GB and add 16GB to both slots
The following RAM products are compatible. You can buy from Crucial or any good computer store.
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06-19-2019 01:44 PM - edited 06-19-2019 01:46 PM
Your processor is plenty powerful (i5) and you already have an Optane accelerator module to speed up the hard drive so the bottleneck for you is the RAM. For Photoshop and Illustrator you can use all the memory you can get and you might even consider 16 or even 32 gigs, which is the max you can install.
Your laptop uses DDR4-2666 SO-DIMM memory which "bridges" (downclocks) to 2400 speed.
Start on p. 38 for removal of the back cover.
This would upgrade you to 8 gigs total:
2 of these would get you to 16 gigs:
amazon.in will also have 16 gig modules and 2 of them would get you to 32 gigs total. You also need to investigate how to assign memory to Photoshop so you get the best performance. As I said Photoshop is very memory-hungry and will gladly use as much memory as you can give it.
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