Thinking about upgrading RAM so I can do some music stuff (dabbling in home studio, Pro Tools etc). I have a mixer and turntables but also want to use samplers (software mostly), and a few progs like Cool Edit Pro, Acid Pro, Fruity Loops etc, but the main reason for looking at upgrading is Pro Tools. Apparently it's system hungry like a bitch.
My question is this:
I have a Gigabyte GA-EP35 DS3 mobo http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2741#ov
I know it's not the best mobo but I am not to keen to rebuild my entire system just now.
I currently have 4g of RAM (4x1G stix). Amd I going to be able to chuck in say, 16g (4x4G, 2x8G or whatever) or is there going to be issues?
Looking at quality RAM without going nuts ($100ish budget but prepared to pay a little extra if need be). My quick browse on MSY says this is ballpark.
Also any recommendations on soundcards? MSY just have what look sto be "gamimng" oriented SCs, whereas I am looking for a decent card that I can record on etc for <$300
Also currently running XP (if that helps) but probably upgrade to Windows 7 soonish.