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August 14, 2012 1:32:24 PM

Hey guys,
I'm buying a new rig right now and I gotta ask something. Is single chip RAM better or double chip? I just bought two 4GB RAMs (G.Skill RipJaws X 1600hz), so a total of 8gigs. And now I just have two slots left (z77 chipset). Is there any difference in the performance? I can go and return the 2 RAMs and get one single chip 8gig RAM too.

System Config -
Asrock Fatal1ty Z77 Professional
i7 3770K Processor
8GB (4x2) G.Skill RipJaws X RAM (^)
Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB
Corsair Carbide 500R Cabinet
700w PSU CM

And also, I use my game for gaming and video editing and stuff. So do I need 8gigs more? (16gigs total)

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a c 80 } Memory
August 14, 2012 2:53:33 PM

2 or 4 modules run in dual-channel mode which is faster than single-channel mode. If you can afford it, I would suggest buying 16GB now.
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August 14, 2012 3:34:34 PM

GhislainG said:
2 or 4 modules run in dual-channel mode which is faster than single-channel mode. If you can afford it, I would suggest buying 16GB now.


So should I give this back? Or stay with it and get 2x8 (16GB) RAM in the future?
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a c 80 } Memory
August 14, 2012 5:30:16 PM

To minimize issues, you want all modules to be identical. If you can afford it, buy the memory modules that you need now (2 x 8GB or 4 x 8GB).
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August 21, 2012 9:17:11 AM

Best answer selected by arzbhatia.
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