I currently am running an i3 540 overclocked around 4ghz and have 4GB of RAM. I would like to expand to 8GB or 12GB. My gigabyte UDP-3 motherboard supports 4 slots. Is it better to buy 8GB (2x4GB) and run that ONLY.... or to add 8GB to my existing RAM and run 12GB but with mis-matching types. I would like to add ram to disable my swapfile and get a little extra room off my SSD as its approaching being full and since its so cheap and I multitask like a crazy person and leave my PC up for 7 days or more at times.
If anyone current knows a good 2x4gb setup plz post a link I would like to order ASAP.
I think that I wouldnt need 12gb at all but if i disable my swapfile and leave it up for 7 days running multiple games and having 12 tabs open i wouldnt wanna risk stabilty with no swapfile. Any chance 8gb is not enough?
You are definitly right LFS.. Im running off only a SSD but I do have a platter drive, and Im well aware that I am wearing out my drive faster then it has to be. I only have 2 games installed and minimal amount of add on programs. So it took me over a year before I filled up my 80GB gen 2 intel SSD (10GB free now). The only thing I could really do to free up space is to move my music files and pictures. Those combined are 20GB.
Maybe Im nurotic in my thinking, but I hate waiting for hard drive to spool up and I enjoy a silent PC. I moved all my things off the platter and I got used to being able to run items as fast as I could click them. After that I felt guity and moved everything back on the platter cause I didnt wanna wear the drive to bad. But, dealing with the spooling sound and lagg was to much so I went back to just SSD. How much extra wear would it put on my disk being 70gb full vs 50gb full?
Has anyone worn out a SSD and bricked one yet? I read in the reviews they basicly last 5-10 years.