i have a ASUS P9X79 PRO mobo and i am looking to put 32gb of memory in it. the issue i am running into is a 32gb quad channel kit vs (2) 16gb dual channel kits.
both are corsair, both are cas latency 10-10-10-27, both are ddr3 1600 and 1.5v and XMP ready....
the difference is the 32gb quad kit is 179.99 and the (2) 16gb dual kits would be 159.98
would there be any instability issues or should i go with the cheaper buy
Nothing if the cards are same but I'd recommend you to go with the quad channel kit because if one card ever crashes then you can get the whole set replaced. So if you get two dual channel set crashes only one set, which the card belogs to will be replaced. So the new replacement set at you get might have different settings. It already happened with me and I had to throw all of the cards away.