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Is it the same getting 16Gb DDR3 by 2 time buying 8Gb rather than just buy 4x4Gb

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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...

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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.
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April 29, 2012 6:36:19 PM

1977084,2,752994 said:

So whether you get 4x4GB or 2x(2x4GB) will be the same.
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If it's identical RAM. You can get unpredictable results mixing RAM.
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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.
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If it's identical RAM. You can get unpredictable results mixing RAM.
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The OP said he'll be upgrading. My sayings are based on a new purchase.
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