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16gb Ram: 2 x 8gb or 4 x 4gb

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May 5, 2012 7:16:12 PM

Mb: Asrock Z77 extreme4
CPU: i5 3570k (ivy bridge)

Ram: G.Skill TridentX 16GB DDR3 CL10 2400MHz
4 sticks of 4gb or 2 sticks of 8gb? which formation gives better results? Are they the same under default 2400mHz? What if i plan to OC?
Intel says "Up to dual channel DDR3-1600" can you please explain what exactly it refers to?


http://www.memoryc.ie/products/description/16GB_G_Skill...
http://www.memoryc.com/computermemory/ddr3ram/16gbgskil...
IMHO having all 4 slots covered looks better

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a b } Memory
May 5, 2012 7:55:30 PM

Go with 2x8GB you'll have 2 empty solts for future upgrade :) 
a b } Memory
May 5, 2012 7:59:52 PM

Its easier to set high clocks with 2 sticks
than 4 sticks
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a b } Memory
May 5, 2012 8:07:34 PM

DDR3-1600MHZ means your CPU supports upto 1600mhz anything over that is overclocking
May 5, 2012 8:18:36 PM

Cant they both OC to 2800? Wont i get the same performance?
May 5, 2012 9:17:38 PM

Lets say i do have both setups OCed at 2800mhz which one will perform better 4x4 or 2x8?
a b } Memory
May 5, 2012 9:38:26 PM

imo going over 1600mhz is gain of very little performance and i suggest you 2x8GB that because of future upgrading and its eaiser to set high clock compare to 4x4gb
May 6, 2012 11:12:48 AM

THE UNKNOWN said:
imo going over 1600mhz is gain of very little performance and i suggest you 2x8GB that because of future upgrading and its eaiser to set high clock compare to 4x4gb

Is there any valid review that indicates that? Should i choose a Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB CL7 and OC it at 1866 or G.Skill Ripjaws Z 16GB CL10 2133MHz and OC it at 2400 (same price)

4 sticks of 4gb or 2 sticks of 8gb? which formation gives better results? Lets say i do have both setups OCed at 2800mhz which one will perform better 4x4 or 2x8? (none seem to be able to answer this particular question)
a b } Memory
May 6, 2012 5:11:05 PM

Go with Corsair because it has CL7
2x8GB is good compare to 4x4GB :) 
a b } Memory
May 6, 2012 5:19:14 PM

Qpak said:
Is there any valid review that indicates that? Should i choose a Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB CL7 and OC it at 1866 or G.Skill Ripjaws Z 16GB CL10 2133MHz and OC it at 2400 (same price)

4 sticks of 4gb or 2 sticks of 8gb? which formation gives better results? Lets say i do have both setups OCed at 2800mhz which one will perform better 4x4 or 2x8? (none seem to be able to answer this particular question)


as i said already 2x8 is better because of future upgrade + easy to set higher clock than 4x4gb + better air flow + less heat
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