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What's best way at picking memory?

HI,

I don't know how to pick memory for my computer. I currently have 4 gigs in a 2x4 setup. I want to go to 16gig.

Should I buy the exact same set of RAM I bought before ((http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231275) or should I buy a 4x4 set?

If new 4x4 set, which would you recommend? I have an (ASRock 870 Extreme3)
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  1. To be honest looking around on review sites and on newegg is usually the best way to start figuring out what is decent performance at a good price. 4x4 kits are usually the best way to get 16 or 32gb. Don't mix kits as it often hurts performance. I suggest a 4x4 1600 9.9.9.14 for like $90.
  2. Could you point me to a link for such? I can only find 9-9-9-24.
  3. Would this work for me?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231442

    Also, what is the difference between Dual Channel & Quad Channel?
    The above link is Quad, but my MB says Dual Channel, would that make a difference?

    3 Dual Channel Kits:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233143
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145347
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231480

    So I don't know if the first would work for me or if I'd have to pick from the bottom 3.
  4. dual channel is what AMD and SB use, its the memory controller, 2 sticks will work just as fast as 4

    Quad channel is servers and SB-E, requires 4 sticks for maximum speed. calling it a quad channel kit is just an easy way for new builders to easily find what they need for SB-E searching. realistically there is no difference between a quad channel kit and a 4x dual channel kit.
  5. trickynick said:
    HI,

    I don't know how to pick memory for my computer. I currently have 4 gigs in a 2x4 setup. I want to go to 16gig.

    Should I buy the exact same set of RAM I bought before ((http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231275) or should I buy a 4x4 set?

    If new 4x4 set, which would you recommend? I have an (ASRock 870 Extreme3)



    In teh 2nd paragraph, you ask about buying an exact same set of 2 x 2GB .... that will only get you to 8GB .... a bit short bof the 16GB you're looking for in the 1st paragraph.
  6. Yeah, I realized that, the links I posted afterwards are for 16GB. I don't know why, but at first I thought I had 8GB (2x4) but apparently was wrong on that assumption.

    Those 2x4 sticks will be given away once I upgrade, that being said, which would be the best choice for quality long lasting?


    Think I decided on a set...Would this be compatible?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231442
  7. Anyone know if those are compatible with my motherboard? The link is in post above this one.
  8. yeah im sure they would be compatible with your motherboard
  9. trickynick said:
    HI,

    I don't know how to pick memory for my computer. I currently have 4 gigs in a 2x4 setup. I want to go to 16gig.

    Should I buy the exact same set of RAM I bought before ((http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231275) or should I buy a 4x4 set?

    If new 4x4 set, which would you recommend? I have an (ASRock 870 Extreme3)



    Look at this link, this is the memory stick I'm using and they are blazing fast.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231426
  10. I had actually bought the RAM I posted the link almost 2 weeks ago now. Just put them in maybe 2-3 days ago. Everything seems to be great so far!

    Since no one had answered whether or not it was compatible before I bought them I'm not going to pick a best answer. If I must, then Jakepf should get it as he did respond.
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