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

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_DDR3_PC3_19200_2400MHz_Trident_X_Series_CL10-10_12_12_31-Dual_Channel_kit/index.html
http://www.memoryc.com/computermemory/ddr3ram/16gbgskillpc319200tridentx2400mhzquadkit.html
IMHO having all 4 slots covered looks better
10 answers Last reply
More about 16gb
  1. Go with 2x8GB you'll have 2 empty solts for future upgrade :)
  2. Its easier to set high clocks with 2 sticks
    than 4 sticks
  3. DDR3-1600MHZ means your CPU supports upto 1600mhz anything over that is overclocking
  4. Cant they both OC to 2800? Wont i get the same performance?
  5. www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z77%20Extreme4&cat=Specifications

    Your MOBO supports upto 2800+ OC
  6. Lets say i do have both setups OCed at 2800mhz which one will perform better 4x4 or 2x8?
  7. 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
  8. 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)
  9. Go with Corsair because it has CL7
    2x8GB is good compare to 4x4GB :)
  10. 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
Ask a new question

Read More

Memory DDR3 RAM