I've got someone coming by very soon to look at buy something from me and I would like the amount I charge to reflect what I'm going to need to buy new RAM for my PC. I'm hoping to get some suggestions asap (before he comes over).
My CPU is AMD Phenom II X4 955 in case it's relevant.
As a note, it looks like Corsair is a very popular brand but it doesn't look like my motherboard really supports it... or does it? I'm not sure.
Please advise. Thanks!
PS: I've also read somewhere that two 8gb modules would perform better than four 4gb modules. Is this true? I'll go with whichever performs best.
Well, it is true that I do gaming mostly, but occasionally I do get into video rendering and other high profile projects, and I hate how long it takes to wait for stuff to finish. I figured if my system can take 16gb, I might as well go for it. I also just upgraded from 32bit to 64bit so I'd like to take advantage of not having a <4 gb limit any more...
Basically, I don't dedicate my machine to any one specific type of activity. I use it for everything, and I'd like it to be versatile in that aspect. Thanks for the suggestions!
I have looked at this many times already http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (the one you suggested) but I just wasn't sure. It does seem a bit steep in price, but... i'm also trying to look to the future. When I eventually change my cpu/motherboard, it would be nice to migrate this ram over (which is why i prefer 8x2 over 4x4).
Do you think this RAM will have any issues if I want to use it later with another identical/similar kit, making it 32gb? I know some RAM doesn't do well when combined with more (even of the same model).