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What are the main differences between these 2 RAMs & which is better??

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July 20, 2012 11:14:45 PM

No difference besides the heat spreaders. Both are exactly the same, otherwise. Just go with which ever one you like the looks of the most.

Also, heat is a non-issue for DDR3 RAM. All DDR3 modules run very cool and don't even really NEED the heat spreaders anyway. Just there for looks.
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July 20, 2012 11:17:38 PM

DJDeCiBeL said:
No difference besides the heat spreaders. Both are exactly the same, otherwise. Just go with which ever one you like the looks of the most.

Also, heat is a non-issue for DDR3 RAM. All DDR3 modules run very cool and don't even really NEED the heat spreaders anyway. Just there for looks.


But still which one among those two has better heat spreaders?
Also performance wise is there any difference if I get 1x8Gb RAM instead of 2x4gb ??
Does a single module yield a bit better performance or something?
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July 20, 2012 11:19:50 PM

WILDLEGHORN said:
But still which one among those two has better heat spreaders?


The X Series modules look better to me (which is why I bought them for my own rig), but performance wise, there's no difference in how they cool.

Second part to you question, it's just Single Channel vs. Dual Channel (1 module vs, 2). In general, Dual Channel is better, but it's not a huge difference, it just adds more available bandwidth.

With that said, I'd go with the 2x4GB kit myself.
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July 20, 2012 11:21:01 PM

DJDeCiBeL said:
The X Series modules look better to me (which is why I bought them for my own rig), but performance wise, there's no difference in how they cool.

performance wise is there any difference if I get 1x8Gb RAM instead of 2x4gb ??
Does a single module yield a bit better performance or something?
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July 20, 2012 11:25:07 PM

WILDLEGHORN said:
performance wise is there any difference if I get 1x8Gb RAM instead of 2x4gb ??
Does a single module yield a bit better performance or something?


Read my edit to the reply above for that answer. But two modules is better than one because of Dual Channel.
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July 20, 2012 11:35:22 PM

Best answer selected by WILDLEGHORN.
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July 20, 2012 11:39:38 PM

Its a decent RAM choice : )
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July 20, 2012 11:40:11 PM

Great choice, and you couldn't have gone wrong with either one. :) 
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July 20, 2012 11:40:19 PM

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