[Memory] Less high capacity, or more lower capacity sticks? Tags: Memory RAM Power Consumption Last response: December 11, 2012 2:45 AM in Memory Share ibshortkid94 December 11, 2012 2:35:31 AM Like the title says, is it better to have fewer high capacity ram sticks or more lower capacity ram sticks (4x 4gb or 2x 8gb for 16gb of ram). Either way I am getting DDR3 1600Mhz, and power consumption is not a concern. More about : memory high capacity lower capacity sticks DarkSable a b } Memory December 11, 2012 2:43:26 AM What are you using this for? 16GB is an awkward amount - it's wasting money if you're gaming, and it's not enough for the sort of super-heavy video editing that requires a lot of ram. If you're gaming, get 2x4GB. However, to answer your question, unless your motherboard supports quad-channel RAM, go with the 8GB sticks. m 0 l JKatwyopc December 11, 2012 2:45:47 AM Fewer sticks is usually better because then you can still upgrade(as long as you have some spare slots). m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Memory performance, # of sticks vs stick capacity? Forum Half of memory capacity lost (on each of 2 sticks) Forum why memories have less capacity than what their name carries? like a 64gb is 58gb when in use Forum High Capacity Memory Testing Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !