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2x4GB vs 1x8GB?

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January 13, 2013 1:29:25 AM

Should I get 2x4GB of RAM or 1x8GB, and why?

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January 13, 2013 1:32:46 AM

2x4 GB. DDR3 on most modern CPUs is dual-channel, which means it works best in matching pairs.
January 13, 2013 1:43:27 AM

How does a 4GB DIMM fit in a 8GB DIMM slot?
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January 13, 2013 2:01:09 AM

All DDR3 RAM slots are the same, you can fit any DDR3 RAM stick in them regardless of capacity.
January 13, 2013 2:05:48 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. (2x4Gb=8Gb 1600mhz=3200mhz =3.2ghz) vs (2x8Gb=16Gb 1333mhz=2666mhz=2.6ghz).
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January 13, 2013 2:08:34 AM

^No, capacity is far more important than speed.
January 13, 2013 2:28:38 AM

Well I know it depends on what your doing if you should have higher capacity or faster RAM. But thanks everyone for your contributions.
January 13, 2013 2:28:49 AM

Best answer selected by spartin503.