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Guidance required for upgrading from HDD to SSD

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I am trying to upgrade my laptop from HDD to SSD and adding 4gb more ram to make it total of 8gb but there are some concerns for which I need your help. I will be putting this hard drive into optical bay using a caddy and install an SSD in place of HDD. My HDD is formatted as MBR (checked it in diskpart) and UEFI is turned OFF in BIOS. I am using "legacy" boot option. My laptop is an i3 4010U (3mb cache) and 4gb ram.
I read somewhere on the internet that using GPT will enhance performance. I wanted to know:
1. If I format SSD with GPT and keep HDD on MBR, will it work fine? (HDD has data which can't be moved).
2. Do I need to turn on UEFI in BIOS or legacy boot will be able to handle the GPT SSD?
3. Upgrading to SSD and 8gb ram, will it be enough for a way better performance or the 3mb processor cache will become bottleneck while using heavy applications such as Photoshop, illustrator, premiere pro. 
Please help me with this as I am not much of tech-savvy person regarding these things.

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