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RAM: Which is better?

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January 6, 2013 11:13:16 PM

(Chose Corsair as a sub because apparently I can't find just a "memory" category...)

Which is better, four 2GB sticks of RAM, or two 4GB sticks of RAM? (both equaling 8GB) Just wondering, cause I am looking to upgrade my RAM.

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a c 76 } Memory
January 6, 2013 11:46:36 PM

2X4GB RAM

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a b } Memory
January 6, 2013 11:58:22 PM
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If you have quad channel then 4x2gB (lga 2011, X79 chipset)
If you have dual channel 2x4gB.
Four 2gB cards will slightly be faster than 2 4gB cards in any config. But they will fill up the slots also you don't get a noticeable boost. So it is better to go for two 4gB cards or even if you can afford and will be needing more memory in future four 4gB ram cards.
January 9, 2013 3:09:08 AM

Best answer selected by yomamaisonfier.
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