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msi 970a g43 ram options

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May 17, 2013 1:51:21 PM

Hello all, looking to get some input on how I should set up the ram on my msi 970a g43 mobo. Being that it is dual channel and supports 32gb of ddr3 ram, would it be best to run two 16gb sticks in dual channel or just get four 8gb sticks?
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May 17, 2013 2:05:41 PM

Unless you are video editing or a graphics designer 32gb is a total waste.
Games rarely go above 4gb and windows support depends on the version you are running.
Windows 7 Ultimate 4 GB x86 192 GB x64

Windows 7 Enterprise 4 GBx86 192 GB x64

Windows 7 Professional 4 GB x86 192 GB x64

Windows 7 Home Premium 4 GBx86 16 GB x64

Windows 7 Home Basic 4 GBx86 8 GBx64

Windows 7 Starter 2 GB x86
If you need this amount of memory then 4x8 would give better performance.

May 17, 2013 2:57:30 PM

I have windows 7 pro. I am currently running 8gb of ddr3 2x4 in dual channel. I do edit vids, and do some 3d modeling at times as well as game. For some reason I thought 32gb 2x16 in dual channel would perform better than 32gb 4x8. Forgot to mention, I will be oc'ing to 2133hz ram. They say less modules is better for this. Still go for 4x8? or do 2x16?