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1x 4GB DDR3 ram or 2x 2GB DDR3 ram

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January 20, 2013 5:42:47 AM

Hi all,


I know this is kind of a noob question but here goes lol.
I'm about to do my first custom build and I am wondering if I would be better off going with 1x 4GB DDR3 ram or 2x 2GB DDR3 ram? or is there no difference?
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January 20, 2013 6:32:05 AM

DDR is designed to be used in pairs and should be when possible. Otherwise you lose bandwidth. That being said 2x4GB is dirt cheap
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January 20, 2013 7:01:27 AM

unksol,

Thank you kindly for the info it is appreciated.
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January 20, 2013 4:25:37 PM

2x2gb is faster
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January 20, 2013 4:29:16 PM

I am going to go against the grain and suggest the 1x4. That way you can upgrade later. It shouldn't be noticeably slower.
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January 23, 2013 1:44:00 PM

Thanks all
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