4gb 2 - 2gb vs 4 x 1gb

im just thinking about what is faster dual channel 4gb 2 -2 gb vs two dual channel 4 x 1gb???

can i install single channel memory or triple channel on dual channel 4 dimm slots???

two questions :D :D :D
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  1. greatdeal said:
    im just thinking about what is faster dual channel 4gb 2 -2 gb vs two dual channel 4 x 1gb???

    can i install single channel memory or triple channel on dual channel 4 dimm slots???

    two questions :D :D :D


    There is no difference in performance, you are using two channels either way.
    The 2 x 2gb is prefereble, for two reasons:
    1) It preserves your option to upgrade to 8gb without waste.
    2) It is easier to overclock with two sticks vs. 4.

    re: second question; yes you can.

    Ram is not single/dual/triple channel. It is sold in single/dual/triple kits to insure that all the sticks in your pc are the same characteristics.
    That is a good thing since some motherboards can be very sensitive to mismatched ram.
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