Is it the same getting 16Gb DDR3 by 2 time buying 8Gb rather than just buy 4x4Gb Tags: Memory DDR3 Patriot Overclocking Last response: April 29, 2012 6:57 PM in Overclocking Share Aries_mv April 29, 2012 5:01:45 PM need help in buying 16Gb DDR3 RAM, as mention it.. is it the same in getting 16Gb RAM by buying 2 times of 8Gb(2x4Gb) or 16Gb(4x4Gb) in result and considering the price? right now I have Patriot Sector 5 8Gb(2x4Gb) DDR3 PC12800 1600Mhz installed. but I feel need to upgrade it since I starting to upgrade my PC Before : Intel I5 2500k Thermaltake SlimX3 Gigabyte P67A-UD3R-B3 Patriot Sector 5 8Gb(2x4Gb) DDr3 PC12800 1600Mhz HDD Seagate 500Gb SATA 7200rpm Gigabyte HD5850 oc 1Gb 256Bit DDR5 (CROSSFIRE with) Sapphire HD5850 TOXIC 1Gb 256Bit DDR5 MusclePower Yudhistira 750watt 80Bronse Plus NZXT H2 Classic After Intel I5 2500k (waiting for Ivy Bridge) Thermaltake SlimX3 (still confused to what upgrade) Asrock Z77 Extreme6 Gen3 Patriot Sector 5 8Gb(2x4Gb) DDr3 PC12800 1600Mhz (feel need to upgrade) SSD Patriot Phyro 60Gb HDD Seagate 500Gb SATA 7200rpm Gigabyte HD5850 oc 1Gb 256Bit DDR5 (CROSSFIRE with) Sapphire HD5850 TOXIC 1Gb 256Bit DDR5 MusclePower Yudhistira 750watt 80Bronse Plus Corsair Carbide 400R Personally I didn't do much gaming but some time I play MODERN WARFARE 2 or COD, but mostly I like to convert video file... More about : 16gb ddr3 time buying 8gb buy 4x4gb ilysaml a b } Memory a b K Overclocking April 29, 2012 5:48:34 PM 9The Quad memory kit (4x4GB) was designed for the Intel X79 chipsets to comply with, if you wanna install it in any other MOBO that has 4 RAM slots it will be okay too. So whether you get 4x4GB or 2x(2x4GB) will be the same. Note: IB is out. jsc a b } Memory a c 197 K Overclocking April 29, 2012 6:36:19 PM 1977084,2,752994 said: So whether you get 4x4GB or 2x(2x4GB) will be the same. quotemsg] If it's identical RAM. You can get unpredictable results mixing RAM. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ilysaml a b } Memory a b K Overclocking April 29, 2012 6:57:35 PM jsc said:1977084,2,752994 said: So whether you get 4x4GB or 2x(2x4GB) will be the same. quotemsg] If it's identical RAM. You can get unpredictable results mixing RAM. said: The OP said he'll be upgrading. My sayings are based on a new purchase. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum8gb vs 16gb DDR3 on P67 I5 2500K Forum16gb 1866 or 8gb 2133 ForumCORSAIR Vengeance 16GB ( 2 x 8GB ) DDR3 1600 & 1866 same price ForumI want to upgrade my 8gb ram 1333 @ 667 mhz to 16gb ram 1333 @ 667 mhz ForumFirst PC - i7 3770, P8Z77, GTX 650, Corsair 16GB , Seagate HDD, ForumAsus maximus extreme x38 with g skill 4x4gb 1600mhz ram Forum2 x8gb or 4x4gb ForumCan't get stable with 16gb ram ForumIs 8GB 's of RAM good enough for now, or should I go 16GB 's? ForumI Need a Video Editing Beast (no gaming, just filmmaking) ForumRAM Upgrade 8GB to 16GB ForumOverclocking G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB ( 4x4GB ) F3-12800CL7D-8GBXH ForumWhen non-buffered, non-ecc 16GB DDR3 modules are coming? ForumFirst time building pc, need advice ForumFirst time build, could use a little assurance ForumAsus P755D-E Mobo and 16GB XMP 1333Mhz Ram not working correctly...why ForumGames crashing with 16gb RAM ForumShould I connect all my case fans to a PWM slot? ForumCan't get stable with 16gb ram ForumSWTOR game loads my CPU higher temp than prime 95. More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !