I purchased the below notebook last year
• Windows 8
• Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM Processor
• 17.3" Full HD Anti-Reflective Display (16:9; 1920 x 1080)
• NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680M 4G GDDR5
• Exclusive TDE Technology (GPU Overclocking)
• Full-Color Programmable Backlit Keyboard by SteelSeries
• Killer™ DoubleShot Technology (Killer™ E2200 + Killer™ Wireless-N 1202)
• MSI Cooler Boost Technology
• World-Class Dynaudio Premium Speakers
• 128GB + 128GB SSD Super RAID + 750GB Hard Drive (7200RPM)
• 16GB DDR3 1600MHz System Memory
• Blu-ray Disc Burner
• USB 3.0 x 3; USB 2.0 x 2; HDMI Output
• Built-in 720p HD webcam
• Audio Boost Technology
I am wanting to upgrade to the maximum amount of RAM (32GB) and needed some help on what RAM to buy for the system. I have called Tech for Corsair, MSI, Kingston, and ASUS to ask what will be compatible and they all say I should purchase 16GB (2x8) but I already have 16GB (4x4) that came standard with the system.. I am wondering if there is a way to fully benefit from the 32GB Max that this machine is capable of. Should I just purchase 1 (1x8) sticks or 2 (2x8) kits or is there someone out there that has a (4x8) kit. I am not very literate when it comes to the hardware or even software of a computer I just know how to play games and want to maximise the performance and quality of my gaming. Any information will be appreciated.. Thanks!
Unfortunately with a laptop there isn't much you can do.
You already have top of the line CPU and GPU. Your RAM is overkill. To be honest that system should be able to play literally everything (excluding Crysis 3) on ultra settings without breaking a sweat.
If it is not performing well, is there a possibility of malware?
To be honest, I don't see computers (especially gaming ones) needing more than 16GB of RAM for a few years, and by that time I am sure you will already have a new machine.
Cases where you actually need more than 16GB.
Working with massive databases (SQL SERVER)
Gigapixel Imaged editing (although with striped SSD's using disk cache is good enough)
4k resolution video editing
Thanks so much for easing my mind. I was aware that this system was a good one but wanted to make sure it was everything I need. Since I dont play Crisis 3 I am in great shape for everything else. thanks again for your quick replies!