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I need to upgrade my RAM. What should I get?

#1kamikaze135Posted 11/18/2013 9:10:18 AM
I have this motherboard:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128544

Right now I have 8GB memory that came with a pre-built PC. I know nothing about how to buy RAM =x
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#2Master_BassPosted 11/18/2013 9:11:15 AM
Why do you need to upgrade your RAM? 8GB is plenty already unless you have another reason, or a really good reason to add more.
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#3kamikaze135(Topic Creator)Posted 11/18/2013 9:20:26 AM
I'm a graphic designer and I started working with designs at high resolutions and more complexity than I've worked with before. The high res designs I work on slow my computer an awful lot. The smaller designs don't do this at all.
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#4kamikaze135(Topic Creator)Posted 11/18/2013 9:53:21 AM
bump
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#5lost_withinPosted 11/18/2013 9:56:20 AM
get whatever you can afford of max it out... 4 sticks of 8?

Whatever you do, make sure all your RAM types and speeds match...
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#6LoshadtPosted 11/18/2013 9:57:59 AM
8GB is more than enough unless you plan on making a RAMdisk or something.
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#7kamikaze135(Topic Creator)Posted 11/18/2013 9:59:18 AM
Loshadt posted...
8GB is more than enough unless you plan on making a RAMdisk or something.


It's not enough for me and I stated why already.

What are good brands to go for?
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#8Ch3wyPosted 11/18/2013 9:59:31 AM
FYI you can't use more than 16GB if you have Windows 7 Home.
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#9kamikaze135(Topic Creator)Posted 11/18/2013 10:00:59 AM
Ch3wy posted...
FYI you can't use more than 16GB if you have Windows 7 Home.


Ah...didn't know that. I guess 16 should be more than good enough though. At least I hope so, lol. Is Does Home Premium have the same restriction on RAM?
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#10Ch3wyPosted 11/18/2013 10:02:35 AM
kamikaze135 posted...
Ch3wy posted...
FYI you can't use more than 16GB if you have Windows 7 Home.


Ah...didn't know that. I guess 16 should be more than good enough though. At least I hope so, lol. Is Does Home Premium have the same restriction on RAM?


Yeah home is home premium.

Windows 8 has much higher limits and so do Windows 7 Pro and Ultimate.
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