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RAM: 8GB x 2 vs 4GB x 4

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Last response: in Memory
May 23, 2012 3:24:24 AM

Regarding dual channel memory:

Is it better, performance wise, to get two 8GB rams sticks and have 2 ram slots free OR populate all 4 ram slots with 4GB ram sticks.


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May 23, 2012 3:29:29 AM

Assuming no DOAs and the board recognizes everything just fine, the 2 x 8GBs would be preferable.

That is a big assumption, though, because a lot of boards just don't recognize 8 GB sticks at all and a lot of boards or sets of RAM have 1 stick or slot with a problem that causes huge problems to troubleshoot starting at day 1.

Is there any good reason you need 16GBs instead of 8 GBs?
May 23, 2012 5:37:44 AM

Raiddinn said:

Is there any good reason you need 16GBs instead of 8 GBs?

I only get a new PC every 5-6 years so thought 16GB would help future proof the rig a bit more + it's within budget so thought it wouldn't hurt just to go for 16GB
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May 23, 2012 8:18:27 AM

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May 23, 2012 8:31:20 AM

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