Closed Solved

RAM: 8GB x 2 vs 4GB x 4

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.

Thanks
4 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about tomshardware
  1. Best answer
    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?
  2. 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
  3. Best answer selected by Simo606.
  4. This topic has been closed by Nikorr
Ask a new question

Read More

Memory Performance RAM Dual Channel