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January 16, 2013 3:31:54 PM

Hi,

I am looking to upgrade the RAM on my PC from 6gb to 16gb's.

My first question would be ... for someone that does use his computer a lot - for both gaming / multi-tasking and general purposes would upgrading from my existing 6gb's of RAM really be worth it ? My computer specs will be listed below FYI.

My second question is the following: I have an ASUS Motherboard (ASUS P7P55D-E LX - motherboard - ATX - LGA1156 Socket - P55 - LGA1156 Socket). Now I am not super computer savy but I do know a bit about computers. What is throwing me off is the kind of memory that I should get and whether that memory will properly work with my motherboard.

My current memory is 3 sticks of: http://www.centon.com/cmp/cmp1600pc204801

I would preferably like to purchase the ne new memory (if even needed) from amazon.com since I have a discount there.

I do have Windows 7 64bit and with all that I listed above I basically just want to see if:

A- There is a huge difference from my current 6gb's of RAM to 16gb's of RAM ?
B- Specifically what kind of memory do I need
C- Are there any worth while 16gb's RAM on amazon.com that would be worth it and fit into my machine.

Lastly, my final concern is if I were to get new RAM and pop it in ... do I have to do anything to the BIOS or OS or do I just pop in the memory into the slots and start my machine up as per usual.

-Thanks.
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January 16, 2013 4:01:42 PM

Hi,
I suggest reading this article http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/windows-7-memory-usage-w...
and see if you really need more RAMs.
What you can test though is the memory performance. What's the WEI for memory?
What RAMs would work? In my opinion 2x4GB 1333 or 1600 MHz 1.5V would be the best choice.
You can search also for speed vs timings.
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January 16, 2013 4:05:13 PM

no ram upgrade is not worth it....for lga 1156 you should get two ram sticks or four as the cpus have a dual channel memory controllers meaning to use your processor to the fullest you need to install ram in slot 1 and 3 or 2 and 4...if you have 3 ram sticks your ram is not running in dual channel mode if that makes sense

compatible ram:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
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January 16, 2013 5:12:43 PM

alvine said:
no ram upgrade is not worth it....for lga 1156 you should get two ram sticks or four as the cpus have a dual channel memory controllers meaning to use your processor to the fullest you need to install ram in slot 1 and 3 or 2 and 4...if you have 3 ram sticks your ram is not running in dual channel mode if that makes sense

compatible ram:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...



I currently do have 3 sticks of 2gb's each :( 

I was not aware that I needed to use it that way.

Would any of these work and if so which would you recommend ?

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias...
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January 16, 2013 8:04:52 PM

Mostly what I do is gaming. I tend to play MMO games and have multiple versions of the game open - along with other applications and such. Now mind you I don't normally have many hiccups if any but there is the occasionally hiccup which is part of the reason why I would like to upgrade.

The problem I am finding is a few things:

A- I have read on some forums that my MOBO doesn't support 8gig DIMM's which I don't know if thats actually accurate.

B- I have also read that some people have a lot of issues when installing new RAM pieces with the BIOS and other software related issues that I would like to avoid. (I am looking for an easy plug and play).

Any advice on that?
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