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#1
What is the most and best type of memory That is compatible for my HPE-257c PC running windows 7 home but willing to upgrade to win 7 ultimate if need be?
 

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you will use the extra ram for what? imo 8 gb is enough
 
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Having 8GB being enough is irrelevant. Ram is a dime a dozen, cheap as they come. You should double your Ram to 16GB (Max for your Mobo) because the cost is cheap and the benefits are great, not to mention longevity.
 
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Having 8GB being enough is irrelevant. Ram is a dime a dozen, cheap as they come. You should double your Ram to 16GB (Max for your Mobo) because the cost is cheap and the benefits are great, not to mention longevity.
Benefits:
More likely to run into compatibility issues.
More RAM even remaining in dual channel will be a bit slower.
Caching etc running for longer at start up.
Hibernate/sleep takes twice as long.

But maybe, just maybe you have a use for 16GB.
 

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What memory configuration do you have right now? If it's 4x2GB, you'll unfortunately have to replace all of it in order to get appreciably more. Something like this would work well. If it's 2x4GB, you'll want to get another 2x4GB...something like this.

I'd still agree that more memory isn't all that useful--you'd be much better off with a solid-state disk (~128GB) or a faster video card (depending on what you use the computer for). Windows 7 Ultimate won't bring any benefits versus Home Premium for 99%+ of people.