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two ( 2x8Gb ) two more later ( 2x8GB ) = quad channel ?

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January 16, 2014 8:42:32 AM

Hi,

Please forgive my lack of knowledge.

I'm building my first pc -

X79 Sabertooth, 4930K, etc….

My question is this.

I want to take advantage of the Quad Channel memory on this MB.
At present I can only afford ( 2x8GB ) ram, possibly the Corsair Vengeance Pro but open to other suggestions.
If I buy the same ram in a month or two ( another 2x8GB Vengeance Pro )
will they work in Quad Channel or do I have to buy them in one kit ( 4x8Gb ) ?

I'm over budget as it is so I really can't afford to buy all 4 in one go.
If that's the only option, then I guess I'll have to wait until I have more funds, while starring at all my lovely boxes of yummy GPU, processor, ect….
If the (2x8GB) now/ more later option can be done, then at least I'm up & running till I can get the rest.

Cheers.
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January 16, 2014 8:46:48 AM

The exact same modules will run in quad in over 99% of the time even if not purchased in a kit.
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January 16, 2014 8:47:38 AM

Hey mate.
It's ok, you are here to get answers on what you don't know yet!

If you get the same ram as before ( thos 2x8 dual channel ), It will work, however I would check bios and if they don't, you will make it work there. ( Personally, I had no probs with it and they worked without needing to do something in bios )

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January 16, 2014 8:47:42 AM

If you can purchase the exact same memory kit later, the system will run in quad-channel.

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January 16, 2014 9:56:41 AM

Thanks guys !

I guess the next question would be -

What ram ( 2x8GB ) would you recommend ? I'm mainly using the PC for Cinema 4D, After Effects.

Probably gonna go with Corsair as they seem to be easy to get hold of here in the UK but open to other suggestions.

Will it make a huge difference, with rendering, going with 1866Mhz over 1600Mhz ?

Cheers
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January 16, 2014 10:06:54 AM

flippyfloop said:
Thanks guys !

I guess the next question would be -

What ram ( 2x8GB ) would you recommend ? I'm mainly using the PC for Cinema 4D, After Effects.

Probably gonna go with Corsair as they seem to be easy to get hold of here in the UK but open to other suggestions.

Will it make a huge difference, with rendering, going with 1866Mhz over 1600Mhz ?

Cheers


Good question many people ask that render videos but not many know.
Faster RAM is better, but the difference is not HUGE*, it is better though and it is better most when rendering huge video files!.
Also you should go for some low latency RAM.

I would recommend 1866MHz CL9 RAM.
The choise is on you, they will look different so it's up to you in this. But good ones are Kingston 16GB KIT DDR3 1866MHz CL9 HyperX Beast Series
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January 16, 2014 11:50:44 AM

Thanks for the reply.

Unfortunately I cannot find anywhere in UK that stock the 16GB KIT DDR3 1866MHz CL9 HyperX Beast in 2x8GB.
There are plenty of the 1600Mhz or 2400Mhz ( 2x8GB )
Not sure why this is the case ? It is listed on here as an option
http://www.kingston.com/en/company/press/article/6385

but can't find anywhere to buy ?

Any other recommendations ?

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January 16, 2014 12:17:50 PM

flippyfloop said:
Thanks for the reply.

Unfortunately I cannot find anywhere in UK that stock the 16GB KIT DDR3 1866MHz CL9 HyperX Beast in 2x8GB.
There are plenty of the 1600Mhz or 2400Mhz ( 2x8GB )
Not sure why this is the case ? It is listed on here as an option
http://www.kingston.com/en/company/press/article/6385

but can't find anywhere to buy ?

Any other recommendations ?

Cheers


1866 and 2400, there comes the *bigger difference :) 
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