Hey guys, I am new to system building and have been wondering the difference between going 2x2 vs 4x1 RAM nowadays? I googled it and read some threads and articles about it, but many were dated mid 07, and the latest was early 08. They mentioned that having 4 sticks of 1gig will normally "double the work" for the mobo, compared to just 2 sticks of 2gigs. However, I was wondering if this is still the case nowadays, and what would be a reason to go single sticks over consolidating into 2gig sticks?
If i were you I would just get 2x 2GB that way you could always upgrade if needed. I,m not sure if more sticks double the work for the mobo, but i do know that amd systems have trouble running 4 sticks of ram at anything above DDR2 800. this might be because of what your talking about.