Hello everyone...I'm new to the community and my name is Eddie. Hope to learn a lot from you guys as I'm just really getting into the inner workings of a pc although I've been using them for many years.
Over Christmas my youngest son wanted a pc to use for gaming, so I got him a DELL XPS 8910 SE, as I have an account with Dell through my work and am able to get pretty decent discounts. I did a bit of research before deciding on this one, and finally pulled the trigger when it seemed to be able to handle the newest games by coming with an AMD Radeon RX 480 8Gb video card. I did get the entry level one with the i5-6400 processor but so far it seems to be able to handle whatever I throw at it. However, when looking at the specs for Battlefield 1 it's minimum reccommended specs call for the i7-7000 processor. I went to the Can I Run It site and it checked my system and said it would run at low to medium settings and suggested upgrading the system RAM, as I only have 8 Gb (2 4Gb sticks of DDR4 SDRAM at 2133MHz). I was thinking of getting a couple of 8Gb sticks and want to be sure I get the proper ones, as I've read that mismatching the sticks can cause it to run slower than faster. I found one on the Dell site that appears to be the one I need, but after 3 emails back and forth with them they don't appear to be even looking at the link of the stick I'm asking about and cannot tell me yes....that is the one you need, or no..... you need this part number (XXXXX). Could someone please tell me if this is the one that I would need to purchase 2 of in order to work with the 2 I have to give me 24 Gb of RAM that would speed it up rather than slow it down?
BTW....the configuration needs to work in the following configurations.
DIMM1 DIMM2 DIMM3 DIMM4
8 GB 4 GB 4 GB
16 GB 8 GB 8 GB
24 GB 4 GB 8 GB 4 GB 8 GB
32 GB 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB
64 GB 16 GB 16 GB 16 GB 16 GB
Thanks in advance everyone. Looking forward to learning more as I go, as computers have always interested me, but I've never had a decent pc to work with.