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quad or 2 dual channel kit on a dual channel motherboard ?

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September 13, 2013 3:04:13 PM

Hi guys ! i'm building a new gaming desktop and i chosed the asus maximus VI (6) Extreme motherboard which supports a dual channel ram kit and i want to use 4 dimms so should i get tow corsair dominator dual channel kit http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Dominator-Platinum-Deskto... or one corsair dominator quad channel kit http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-DOMINATOR-Platinum-2133MH... ?
which choice will give me more performance and stability ??
thanks in advance !

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September 13, 2013 5:04:47 PM

First off - it really doesn't matter what set you put in your mobo- DRAM doesn't differentiate between single, dual, tri or quad, big thing is to by one single package of DRAM, that way the sticks are tested to work together, never a good idea to mix packages. For your mobo if wanting 16GB best bet is 2x8GB - which is less stress on the MC (memory controller) and actually will run a hair faster, next is a set of 4x4GB sticks....for the higher end ROG mobos like yours I've found the GSkill Tridents ( F3-1866C8D-16GTX) to be exceptional, closely followed by the GSkill Snipers (F3-1866C9D-16GSR)
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September 14, 2013 2:17:27 AM

@Tradesman1 thanks man ! but i know that there is no difference between dual and quad channel it's just marketing but i want somthing recommended and stable and perform as it should be so in conclusion i should get 8X2 kit and in the future i can add another 8X2 kit and the GSkill Tridents will be better that the Corsair Dominator for the motherboard i am using

so is this right ???
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September 14, 2013 8:26:12 AM

I don't really recommend mixing set, even of the same exact model, it can be problematic, XMP is programmed by the individual package and number of sticks in a package, howeve if you do decide to add in the future, give me a shout, if another set won't play with the original, can normally get them to play with voltage and timing adjustments
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September 14, 2013 1:15:36 PM

Tradesman1 said:
I don't really recommend mixing set, even of the same exact model, it can be problematic, XMP is programmed by the individual package and number of sticks in a package, howeve if you do decide to add in the future, give me a shout, if another set won't play with the original, can normally get them to play with voltage and timing adjustments


thnaks a lot dude ! i'm going to get the quad channel ram kit Corsair DOMINATOR Platinum Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 2133MHz http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-DOMINATOR-Platinum-2133MH... hope this will be ok with my maximus vi extreme motherboard !
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September 14, 2013 1:19:17 PM

Can go 4x4GB, but 2x8GB would be better - just a suggestion ;) 
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September 14, 2013 3:55:25 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Can go 4x4GB, but 2x8GB would be better - just a suggestion ;) 


do you think it will be faster and reliable to go with 2X8GB ? the problem i didn't find something at good price that muchs 2133HMZ and it's 2X8GB i found only 4X4GB
so ???
thanks in advance !
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September 14, 2013 4:59:03 PM

Yes can go 4x4GB, it would be OK
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