I'm planning on upgrading memory on my i5 HP Pavilion dv6 laptop since it seems to be the cheapest way to increase its speed. Right now I have 4GB with 70+% of memory used with Chrome(10 websites open) + MetaTrader + MetaEditor which is fine and doesn't cause any inconvinience at all. 70% mem usage already looks scary though. When I work in something more memory consuming like Photoshop things start being laggy. It's probably not horrible and generally bearable but I wanted some impovement.
So long story short, since not all the memory is used will installing another 4GB do any good?
And also, I have no idea if my motherboard supports the second module. I mean, there's a slot for it. Motherboard is: HP 1657 and I believe Chipset is HM65 (Cougar Point) b3. Memory: DDR3 1333MHz in Single mode. I have searched the net to find the info but I couldn't locate any straightforward info that says "Yea your motherboard supports DDR3 up-to 8GB"
I'm using 64bit Win7