This weekend I doubled my RAM on my laptop computer going for 1 GB to 2 GB.

I have a number of memory resource hog programs on my computer and I wanted to see if more RAM would improve the accuracy and speed of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9.  I’m writing this article right now using Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9, and it’s the first time I’ve used Dragon since upgrading my RAM.

Here are some of my early first impressions:

  1. Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9 put up time is a lot faster
  2. fewer small word errors (such as an instead of and or in instead of an or and)
  3. Much faster response time for commands like ‘wake up’ and ‘Go to Sleep’

I was worried that I would upgrade my computer and not see any benefit at all.  Fortunately, I am seeing a benefit.  For what it’s worth I didn’t upgrade my computer just for Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9.  Firefox and Dreamweaver and Outlook are bigger resource hogs in Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9.  Unfortunately, I use all of those programs the most and usually at the same time, that is why I upgraded my RAM.

I intend to create a new user profile and test the new user profile with the additional RAM.  I have been curious if my profile has picked up a few bad ~ less correct words lately.  I have a suspicion that I might improve my accuracy if I start fresh.

I will probably use this for a few months while I work at home and travel and then upgrade my RAM again to four gigs before too long.

Keep your eye open for a new speed typing test I am curious to see if I can do better on the speed typing tests with more RAM and a more responsive Dragon Naturally Speaking9!

Past Articles with Typing tests

    1. Video Running Dragon Naturally Speaking in a Typing Test
    2. Hit 130 – 150 Words Per Minute with Dragon Naturally Speaking!