Adding DIMM Chips to enhance performance

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I am considering adding several DIMM chips to my computer, but I do not know what benefits to anticipate.  I hope that this will cause the system to run more reliably than it currently does.  The system frequently encounters "Not Responding" dialogs and takes a long time to recover from various graphic or cad operations and it exhibits the "spinning wheel of death" during internet sessions.  This has not always been the case, but I recently added several new software packages.  The system has been checked for virus infection and malware and is free from any malicious files. The computer configuration:  MS Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1, Intel Core i5-2520M CPU @ 2.50 GHz, 8.0 GB RAM, nVidia Quadro 3000M Graphics Card. Would it be advisable to add a couple of double inline memory modules in hopes of remedying this situation?  If so, how much memory would be recommended?  Obviously, it would be preferable to spend the lowest possible amount.

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  • Meredith Courtemanche
    SearchDataCenter's senior technology editor Steve Bigelow recently wrote about new DIMM features, voltage and performance. There are three articles in the mini-series-- check out the first here: http://searchdatacenter.techtarget.com/answer/Is-LRDIMM-the-best-memory-option-for-an-enterprise-server. Note--these specifically refer to server memory, not endpoint computers, but will probably still give you helpful background information.
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