I assume it will be two sticks (dual channel)?
Generally I avoid filling all the slots of a mobo with memory, but with lappies it's harder. I would go with the most you are prepared to pay. Modern Windows systems will use as much as you can throw at them, caching for faster running.
One thing. I tend to set my swapfile to be static, but with plenty of space. I run 4GB. Windows Vista (no idea about Win7) will set the minimum swapfile as 1.5 times the memory (6GB - 6144MB), with no maximum. I manually set mine to 1.0x the memory (4GB - 4096MB) and 1GB above this as the max (5GB - 5120MB). It stops resizing, but you sacrifice disk space. The only other caveat is that the MB amount set is divisible by the file format (probably 64 in your case, but maybe 32 for all I know).
If you get 16GB, your swapfile will be 16GB (16384MB) to 17GB (17408MB). Crazy stuff, but windows requires the memory quantity as minimum or it throws up warnings due to a lack of memory dump space.
Bear that one in mind when choosing your memory quantity. It might be that Windows won't need all that. Monitor the system-managed swapfile for a bit to see what it's set at.
Edited by camieabz (Wed 21-Nov-12 18:48:50)