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Single Chip or Double Chip?

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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    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.
  2. 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?
  3. 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).
  4. Best answer selected by arzbhatia.
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