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4x4gb or 2x8gb ram in Gigabyte board

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December 14, 2012 7:04:52 AM

I am doing an upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit Windows 7 and am going from 4gb RAM to 16GB. I this board:

1 x GIGABYTE GA-MA790GPT-UD3H AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX
AMD Motherboard
- Memory support: Dual channel architecture

and this CPU:

AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core
Processor ADX620WFGIBOX


It has 4 memory slots, 2 are one colr, the other 2 are a different color. i assume this is the 'dual channel' thing. I have done a little bit of research and found different people have different ideas on whether to go with 2 sticks, or fill all 4. So I am wondering, based off my specs, if you would recommend 2 sticks of 8GB or 4 of 4GB, and why you suggest it (I like to learn stuff).

Thanks.
December 14, 2012 7:25:57 AM

My recamend is fill all slots dont see capacity. see mhz in board and ram.Reason mhz is the key to achive speed. if board support 1600mhz u insert 1333mhz its waste because not get full speed of ram slot. if board support 1333mhz u insert 1600mhz its also waste of money (1333mhz ram is cheaper than 1600mhz)also u not utilise full speed of ram. (4x1600mhz=6400mhz =6.4ghz) vs (2x1600=3200mhz=3.2ghz). think.
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December 14, 2012 7:33:39 AM

Also my recamend is Buy "TRANSCEND" ram .reason other manufacturers give only 1year warenty but transcend give "lifetime warenty" so no need to warry about problems. Then cost "no more dealer and distributer " because anyone can "buy directly in TRANSCEND.COM" so cost lower then other.
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