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FizzyMyNizzy

join:2004-05-29
New York, NY
reply to Hydrolis

Re: [memory] Purchasing new RAM - wanting to make a good choice

Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 997074
»www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as···20226341

If you get 4 sticks instead.. you save $4.99. Up to you

Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 994074
»www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as···20226342

Not sure do you want to update your bios:
»www.msi.com/product/mb/Z77A-GD55···iv=Basic
I see a lot of "Improved memory compatibility."


Hydrolis
The Hydroman

join:2003-02-22
ONT, Canada
Hey FizzyMyNizzy,

Thanks for the response.

Do you think going from 16GB to 32GB will make much of a difference? Can a 64bit Win7 OS 'utilize' 32GB of RAM? I do plan to push my computer (live streaming computer games which are demanding on system resources themselves) - but I am just curious if it is worth it (price:performance wise).

-- Is there any risk to updating my bios? I've heard the 'if I it aint broken don't (update) it' saying a few times but updates are usually a great thing.


FizzyMyNizzy

join:2004-05-29
New York, NY
Windows 7 x64(64 bit) could use up to 192GB ram
»msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library···85).aspx

Is more better? Well, depends on the software you use. Does it use more, and do you run multiple programs and does the software use a lot of ram. If you run like couple of software that use like 512MB of ram at a time. I dont think you need 32GB. But if you run soft ware that use 4GB here, another software 4GB there. I think Windows OS use around 2GB. Right now for me it is using 2.3GB out of 16GB. I also turn off pagefile. If you are going to play 1 game at a time, or watch movies, or just surf the web. I think 16GB is more than enough.

You could always get the ram first and see does it work. If it doesn't then put back the ram that did work in the pc, and flash upgrade it then.