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4GB (4x1 or 2x2 ) Memory performance difference ?

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Last response: in Memory
January 3, 2009 6:55:48 PM

I hear that 4x1GB is slower then 2X2GB myth or reality ? lol

More about : 4gb 4x1 2x2 memory performance difference

January 3, 2009 7:04:48 PM

its not slower just 4 sticks will take more power than two
meaning if you overclock you need to pump more voltage into to your ram (4 stick) to get a decent overclock
so go with two sticks since its easier to overclock.
hope that helps
January 3, 2009 7:10:04 PM

In my experience 2 sticks is faster then 4.
There are also many stories going around about poor performance on high end rigs and most are fixed when the owner replaced his 4 sticks of ram with 2 sticks.

This may be completely false i dont know but its something to consider.

( You can also upgrade with more ram later without having to replace sticks if you go with 2x2gigs )
January 3, 2009 7:10:31 PM

ditto the above: 4 DIMMs put more electrical stress on the Northbridge