Hey guys, just recently bought this computer and slapped a GTX 580 and new power supply into it, but want to add some more RAM. Stock, it has only 8GB for the Sandy Bridge i7 2600. I want to get 16GB in there (4x4GB). Was wondering if anyone who knows could tell me what type of RAM it has (240 pin, 184 pin, etc.) it would be a huge help! Thanks Fellas! And ladies!
Also, I would like to know how to better Allocate the memory when I do get it. Unfortunately, I'm more software saavy than Hardware, and I'm not sure if there is a way to specifically tell the motherboard how to use the memory I give it with the processor.
Memory allocation is done dynamically through the OS, I don't think there is a way to specify certain amounts for different actions unless you are running VM's. If you are running VM's it is possible to allocate certain amounts per VM
It won't utilize all that while idling, but open a couple instances of Adobe premier, along with a couple dozen of photoshop, start rendering in 1080p, get it to render a couple heavy filters in photoshop at the same time, and while you are at it start a nice game of Crysis on your second monitor and you will have a pretty big chunk used up
16GB is a bit overkill, but I can guarantee you will probably never run into a memory bottleneck. And you can't beat the price.