I wasn't sure whether to create a new thread or post here, so I figured here, and I have a few questions. I am more on the casual side of PC gaming and don't really have a need for overclocking, plus I don't want to lower the life expectancy of my hardware, heh. Anyways, I built my rig about 3 years ago. No major problems, though it has begun to slow with certain applications. I don't see myself building another rig for at least another couple years. I was looking to up my current amount of RAM from 4 GB to at least 8 GB.
Here are my current mobo and RAM:
Mobo - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128415
RAM - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231276
With that said, would it be more prudent to just double what I have or make it somewhat future proof and go with 16GB? Will dual channel RAM remain a standard?
Because my mobo's max RAM is 16GB, I figured that those 16GB were meant to be spread over the 4 slots or can I utilize the max by only using 2 slots (3 & 4 respectively)? Also, since my mobo can utilize 1333 from the getgo and 1866 would require overclocking, all that is required is to overclock the FSB separate from the CPU, and because there is no voltage increase and just a speed increase would this lead to any sort of degradation or would it be minimal?
This is the RAM I am thinking of upgrading to, provided dual channel remains the standard: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231615
So in the end would it be better to double what I have or go with the 16GB?
If my questions are confusing/unclear I apologize. Also, if any other technical specs are required, please let me know.
Any help is much appreciated!