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Add 2 more 2X4gb or buy new 2X8gb?

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October 27, 2013 3:00:45 PM

Motherboard: ASUS P8H67-M EVO
CPU: Intel i5-2500
Current memory: G.Skill 2X4 gb Ripjaws DDR3 (PC3-12800H) 1600 1.5v SDRAM ( 9-9-28-37 @ 800 MHz, according to System Information for Windows.

I would like to increase memory to 16gb. My question is whether to buy 2 more 4gb sticks as above or 2 new 8GB sticks.

Obviously, a pair of 4GB is cheaper than a pair of 8GB. If the difference in performance is noticeable, however, I would pay more.

No games, no overclocking. This is a work computer. I write code and often have several memory-intensive applications going at once.

Thanks for any advice!

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October 27, 2013 3:05:40 PM

Those timings look ugly... Do you know what brand your RAM is?
October 27, 2013 3:08:30 PM

John Bauer said:
Those timings look ugly... Do you know what brand your RAM is?


G.Skill Ripjaws. I got the timings from a program that analyzes the computer's hardware. The nominal timings when I bought the computer were 9-9-9-24,

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October 27, 2013 3:10:55 PM
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In any case, you should go buy 2 more 4gb sticks of the same RAM.
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