Dennis Swartz, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI, CMCA, MBA...experience counts! (Rickert Property Management)

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Peter Mohylsky
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE - Destin, FL
Your Bucket List Broker in Destin, Fl..

I typically buy one fully tricked out.

Oct 16, 2017 03:35 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Pope
Nautical Properties - Panama City Beach, FL
You Can't Live Without Water™

I bought a new HP laptop that was only $400 but it was slow. I bought additional RAM online for around $60, installed it myself, and now it performs with the speed I expect.

Oct 16, 2017 03:04 AM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Yes. It's much more effective that increasing the chip speed unless your chip is really slow. And so easy I do it myself in just a few minutes.

Oct 16, 2017 03:00 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

No... that's why I buy Dells... they're disposable.... but they last a very long time....

Oct 16, 2017 04:13 AM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor

No, I haven't. I've always had a lot of RAM and never cam close to its limits.

Oct 16, 2017 04:13 AM
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Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

YES! I just did the same thing you did and it cost $130 .. Best $130 I have spent all year! Dennis Swartz 

Oct 16, 2017 04:08 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Never have, I doubt that I ever will

Oct 16, 2017 03:14 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

In the old days yes.  Now I tend to either buy them maxed out or I go to Crucial.com and buy memory for them there when I order the computer.  Usually cheaper than buying from the computer manufacturer and 9 times out of 10 Crucial is making the memory for the manufacturer anyways.  Plus they have a GREAT selector tool that you can plug in you make & model and it'll tell you the default configuration, what your max is and give you options on replacing or adding additional chips.

Oct 16, 2017 08:02 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

No, I have not.

Oct 16, 2017 06:49 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Once or twice in the past. As of now I am happy with current device.

Oct 16, 2017 05:31 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

I typically upgrade with new equipment because it seems easier for me

Oct 16, 2017 05:20 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Yes, we have upgraded many times.

Oct 16, 2017 05:18 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

In the old days, yes.

IN the new days I max out the ram capacity on day number 1.

As you discovered, this is the least expensive upgrade for a puter.

Oct 16, 2017 05:16 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Nah

Oct 16, 2017 05:10 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Yes, and it made a small difference. I think it's better to just buy a new laptop.

Oct 16, 2017 05:10 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

Yes it was cheap & easy. It was a nailbitter taking off the back of my laptop though. 

Oct 16, 2017 04:55 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, ASA
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service - Streetsville, ON
Quality Service, Exceptional Results, Since 1987

I'm with Peter Mohylsky  on this one.  Never have, and doubt I will ever have to... 

Oct 16, 2017 04:33 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

You bet - usually less expensive that way!

Oct 16, 2017 04:28 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

No, I will replace my Apple MBP next year after a six year cycle.

Oct 16, 2017 04:13 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No. Thanks for the tip.

Oct 16, 2017 03:52 AM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Technology improves so much over the years, I find it easier to buy a new one.

Oct 20, 2017 08:43 AM
Rainmaker
2,337,718
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Now you tell me.

 

Oct 18, 2017 04:30 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
Realty One Group - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Hasn't been a problem ever for us with our Apple laptops.

Oct 17, 2017 03:40 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Not in the last 8-10 years. I tend to wear out a computer and ready for the latest and greatest.

Oct 16, 2017 06:53 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

No, I'd put that money towards a new laptop.  I find adding things to an old one just a temporary fix. 

Oct 16, 2017 01:38 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Yes, up to a certain point.

Oct 16, 2017 12:54 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Computers are cheap and disposable these days, a new unit costs less than the parts.

Oct 16, 2017 12:42 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

No, my mac is ok. I prefer to clean my computer often and keep as much work as possible in my online storage. 

Oct 16, 2017 12:00 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

It depends on the circumstances.  So far after 5 years we don't have the need.  A

Oct 16, 2017 09:50 AM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   I have in the past... but not recently, because when I buy a computer, I make sure it has a ton of RAM.

Oct 16, 2017 09:30 AM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Not in this day and age.

Oct 16, 2017 08:21 AM
Rainer
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Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

I have in the past on my desktop. I recently got a new laptop that runs circles around my old desktop in processing speed.

Oct 16, 2017 08:17 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker

I have in the past.  

Oct 16, 2017 07:42 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Not for a laptop.

Oct 16, 2017 07:24 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes, just did a few  months ago

Oct 16, 2017 07:08 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
AZuRE Team - Realty ONE Group - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale Real Estate

Upgrading the RAM in a pc/laptop is a little old school. Because you a put new part in an old machine, and you never benefit the full use of the new part(s).

If you choose to go that route, do RAM, and swap the hard drive for an SSD drive, and when combined, your machine will be screaming.

But considering the cost and time to do this, then you can get a brand new laptop, with a guarantee to boot, for almost the same price....

Oct 16, 2017 06:59 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Dennis Swartz Yes I have in the past, but on my desk top. It also has to do with the processor. Older computers can only access the RAM so fast.

Oct 16, 2017 06:35 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I am happy to hear of a good outcome on this subject matter

Oct 16, 2017 06:18 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I usually buy  new laptp[ amd stick with HP products

Oct 16, 2017 05:35 AM