Solved 2x4GB RAM or 1x8GB RAM? Tags: RAM Motherboards Memory Last response: April 15, 2014 10:51 AM in Memory Share patrior April 15, 2014 10:49:37 AM I am getting a motherboard with 2 RAM slots and was wondering: Should I get 2x4GB sticks and not be able to increase down the line or get a 1x8GB stick and get another one later? More about : 2x4gb ram 1x8gb ram Reply to patrior Best solution Alec Mowat a b V Motherboard a b } Memory April 15, 2014 10:51:36 AM 2x4 Most motherboards are dual channel. It will perform better with 2 sticks of RAM. I also recommend getting 2x8 now if that's what you plan on getting. DDR3 can be finicky when it comes to pairing it up. It's better to buy the kit you want, stick with, and replace it down the line. 8 GB should be fine for most any program these days. Reply to Alec Mowat Share Ask the community Post an answer Related resources Solved1x8gb or 2x4gb RAM Forum SolvedBest Ram combo (2x4gb, 4x2gb, or 1x8gb) For My System? Forum SolvedFirst Build Corsair RAM: 1x8GB XMS vs 2x4GB Vengeance Forum SolvedIs 1x8gb ram better than 2x4gb ram? Forum Solved[1x8gb] ram or [2x4gb]ram which is better and does it make a difference? Forum SolvedMotherboard with only 2 ram slots-2x4gb or 1x8gb? Forum SolvedRAM high latency problem Crucial PC3-12800 1.5V 1x8GB DDR3 Forum Solved(2 x 4 GB) vs (1x8GB) RAM Forum SolvedUpgrading RAM to 1x8GB DDR3 1600 Mhz resulting in BSOD. How to fix it? Forum Crucial Ballistix Tracer 1x8GB RAM Questions. Forum 1x 8GB vs 1x8GB + 1x 4GB RAM. Which is faster? Forum best graphics card for AMD X8 Core FX-8350 4.0Ghz & ASUS M5A78L-M + 1x8gb ram ddr3 Forum best graphics card for AMD X8 Core FX-8350 4.0Ghz & ASUS M5A78L-M + 1x8gb ram ddr3 Forum Ram upgrade from 2x2GB 2Rx8 PC3-10600 to 1x8GB PC3-12800 not working.(laptop) Forum Solved1x8gb then 2x8gb or 2x4gb then 4x4gb? Forum SolvedLaptop memory - Samsung 1600mz (1x8gb) or Kingston 1600mhz (2x4gb) Forum Solved2x4GB or 1x8GB with a MSI Z87 - G45 GAMING ATX mobo? Forum Solved1x8gb or 2x4gb? Forum SolvedHow will ram of 2x4gb 1600mhz Kingston HyperX Blue works on mobo : p8h61-m le Forum Solved2x4gb or 1x8gb Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !