4* 1GB RAM or 2* 2GB RAM or 1 slot 4GB RAM ? which one to buy Tags: Memory Performance RAM Components Last response: June 9, 2009 2:12 PM in Memory Share raging June 4, 2009 5:59:30 PM Hi everyone, Everyone here knows how hard it is to choose the best performance/$ components. But apart from all the other problems i had this question. I decided to buy myself 4GB of ram. But the problem for me is which one of the choices below grants more performance. I will assume that all of the RAM choices have equal MHZ values, and same brand a. 4* 1GB of ram b. 2* 2GB of ram c. 1* 4GB of ram Considering FSB there shouldnt be any increase between CPU and memory path, but i ve been told about this and i wonder if it is true? Any ideas? More about : 1gb ram 2gb ram slot 4gb ram buy Scotteq a b } Memory June 4, 2009 6:57:22 PM 2 x 2GB - to take advantage of Dual Channel operation 1x4GB - No Dual Channel (around a 5% loss in performance) 4 x 1 GB - Electrically, this is harder for your motherboard to drive. gamerk316 June 4, 2009 7:23:32 PM ^^ Cosigned. Related resources Ddr 2 1gb 2gb ram in both slot dg41rq motherboard - Forum Suddenly my RAM lost half its capacity (from 4GB to 2GB ) - Forum Motherboard & Windows only recognize 2GB RAM when 4GB installed..why ? - Forum Installed 4GB RAM but only 2GB is being used - Forum 2GB and 4GB ram together? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer leo2kp June 4, 2009 7:41:08 PM I would go with 2x2GB and leave room for more later, and to take advantage of dual-channel, and to minimize the strain on your board while taking all the advantages. raging June 9, 2009 12:50:24 PM isnt dual channel works in a single ram? I mean if you go to kingston's website(http://www.kingston.com/hyperx/products/khx_ddr2.asp#10...) it says "DUAL CHANNEL MEMORY KITS". I thought dual channel technology thingy happens in a single slot Memory? am i wrong ? Or do i have to buy 2 slots of 2GB memory for dual channel to work ? Scotteq a b } Memory June 9, 2009 2:12:44 PM The stick itself may be Dual Channel capable - But you *must* run them in pairs for Dual channel operation. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWhat is the right amount of RAM for this system? 2GB or 4GB ? ForumI have two 2gb ram cards and only one ram holder in my PC. How get 4gb ForumCan i mix a 2GB of RAM with a 4GB ?? Forum6GB ( 2 x 2GB + 2 X 1GB ) VS 4GB ( 2 x 2GB ) for Gaming+ ForumTwo 2gb 670 Vs. One 4gb 670? Please help! Forum2gb vs. 1gb ram chips? (for old lenova thinkctr m50 w/ 4 ram slots p 4 ) ForumMobo doesn't say 4GB Ram - Only 2Gb - Windows 764bit Says 4Gb ? ForumMy new 4 g matched set of 1gb ram only works with 2gb ForumIs 2GB RAM to 4GB RAM advisable in games? ForumCan i put a 2gb ram in one slot and a 4gb ram in the other slot ForumDG965RY 2GB + 1GB RAM not working together ForumStrange Boot situation on Z77 ForumThe ex58-ud4p or the ex58-ud5 which is best ForumProblems after upgrading RAM ForumGigabyte 45T-UD3P Motherboard Ram mhz downgrade problem More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !