I built this computer for playing games and recording tv shows. I even play 3d blu-rays on it. i also use it as a computer on a second monitor. My computer replaces my tivo hd. my ps3 and my blu-ray player.
I don't know if i need 16gigs of memory but it was only 50.00 for another 8gigs so i bought it. also added a 3rd 200mm fan at the sametime.
i used the workaround to fix playready
Originally Posted by captain_video
That would most likely be the cause for PlayReady not working, however it would probably take a bit more than just upgrading the memory to hose PlayReady. Anytime I've ever tried either a memory or CPU upgrade it killed PlayReady, but it was probably the 3rd or 4th upgrade I attempted on the PC before it killed it. I believe that once you exceed three upgrades Windows wants you to reactivate the OS and it ends up killing the DRM decryption key in the process. You're probably going to have to reinstall Windows from scratch, although there are supposed to be workarounds to get PlayReady working again.
This begs the question, why on earth would you need 16 GB of memory in an HTPC?