I asked about this recently but now I have a different situation. My laptop has max 16GB and I recently purchased two sticks of 4GB RAM. I already have 6GB ram in the form of 4Gb and 2Gb. I have 2 slots which accept 8Gb each. What I need to know is that can I dual channel with 6GB in one slot and the two 8GB sticks in the other slot? Thanks
Yes with it being the 2nd gen i7, the mobo should support dual channel with more then 2 sticks aslong as there is atleast 2 dimms in use.
On a laptop there's not going to be any discernible differences, but the more 'RAM' you have the longer it takes to wake from Hybrid Sleep or Hibernation -- and IF you have an SSD then the larger the Page File and the S4 file size.
IF you really want to speed things up then IMO get an SSD -- much faster performance and increased battery life -- waking is considerably faster -- no moving parts to be damaged -- etc. An SSD is a Notebooks best friend.
Thanks, I installed them and they seem to be in Dual channel.
Do you recommend any SSDs under £100, they are very expensive.
The 'best' are Intel and Samsung. Crucial which is still very good had some deals on 256B for $200 USD and OCZ 256GB for $180 USD.
I was trying to get you to save money on RAM in the prior post, 6GB in non-Dual Channel is/was plenty for a Notebook.
Thanks but you can't upgrade much on a notebook and I thought I should make use of its full potential. Also, is the OCZ Agility 3 worth the money? Thanks
Also, is the OCZ Agility 3 worth the money? Thanks
IF it's cheap where you buy in proportional to other SSD's then sure - yes.