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8GB of ram. 1 stick vs 2 sticks?

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August 25, 2013 11:59:25 AM

I am looking at ram and and 1 stick 8gb ram is around the same price of 2 X 4gb sticks. Is there any advantage / disadvantage of using 1 stick vs 2?

The Ram is Kingston Hyper-X 1600


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a b } Memory
August 25, 2013 12:11:28 PM
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look to be really precise and brief

if u run 2 stick u ll be running memory in dual channel which will be a great increase in performance than running a single stick in single channel


u can imagin it like this


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August 25, 2013 12:40:55 PM

The picture makes sense.
a b } Memory
August 25, 2013 12:43:39 PM

they really do to explain u what its like
a c 149 } Memory
August 25, 2013 12:49:24 PM

It's also completely misleading. Real world gains from dual channel are in the 4-7% range. Now there is no reason to lose 4% to 7% of performance but there is no huge difference.

Don't use Kingston RAM if you can get something else for the same price. They are the only company that still uses RAM requiring 1.65v to reach DDR3 1600 cas 9. Literally every other company has switched to ICs only needing 1.5v. The Kingston is fine for AMD based systems but don't use them in Intel builds.
a b } Memory
August 25, 2013 12:54:40 PM

its being talked about advatage not huge difference
a c 149 } Memory
August 25, 2013 1:07:07 PM

Quote:
if u run 2 stick u ll be running memory in dual channel which will be a great increase in performance than running a single stick in single channel


You said it not me :vip: 
a b } Memory
August 25, 2013 1:08:54 PM

cause its a difference
January 11, 2014 4:40:25 PM

What if you want to get 16gb of ram for dual channel, but simply don't have the money to upgrade right away. Buy one stick of 8gb with intention of getting another one later
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