[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. 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). Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Low capacity memory sticks (where to buy) Forum high capacity drives Forum More RAM @ 1600MHzC9 or Less RAM @ 1866MHzC9 or 2133MHzC9 Forum Looking for a gaming laptop around $800 more or less Forum ::: High capacity media storage?::: Forum High Capacity Memory Testing Forum AA NiCad's: bad luck with Radio Shack " High-Capacity " batt.. Forum reduced capacity on USB flash stick Forum A10-5800K ram, speed or capacity ? Forum Max RAM capacity ---what happens if you exceed it? Forum Suddenly my RAM lost half its capacity (from 4GB to 2GB) Forum Best Memory Sticks for Asus P4P800 Deluxe Board Forum How much ram capacity can be used in single free slot of Intel 945 G P5LD2-VM ? Forum Does Latency increase with Mem capacity ? Forum How do I determine what SSD capacity I need? Forum Hard disk label vs. actual capacity difference seems excessive... Forum P7h57, i5-760 and 2x8gb Forum Is this memory the fastest for this motherboard? Forum Corrupt memory issues Forum [Solved] Can I run 2 different pairs of memory? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !