I've bought a new laptop - MSI Pulse GL66 with 16 GB RAM (2 * 8GB sticks). I'm looking to upgrade the RAM to a higher configuration, as I have to run multiple VMs on this machine. The laptop supports up to 64 GB of RAM as mentioned on the website. I'm a little short on budget as of now, so I thought to swap out one of the 8GB sticks with 32 GB and use it as of now, with other upgrades coming in later.
Would such an imbalanced configuration have any impact on performance? Should I wait and save up for upgrading to 64 GB directly, or should I do it in two steps? Are there any significant drop in performance in the 'flex' mode?
The concerned RAM I'm looking to buy is linked here