1 stick of ram vs 2 sticks of ram Tags: Memory RAM Motherboards Last response: February 10, 2013 9:14 PM in Memory Share reznapvi2 February 10, 2013 4:51:59 PM Hello, I am looking at newegg and they are having free 8GB of ram with select motherboards, but its only 1 8GB stick of ram, how much of a performance loss is that to 2 4GB sticks of ram in dual channel? Thanks!!! More about : stick ram sticks ram mclovits a b V Motherboard February 10, 2013 4:58:42 PM Dual channel divides read and write operations between two sticks, it's twice as fast, it's like a raid setup if you choose to think of it that way. See this: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/297165-30-dual-single... m 0 l reznapvi2 February 10, 2013 5:04:50 PM so, if i get the free ram, i already have 2x4GB sticks of 1600 ram, and the 8GB is also 1600 but the cas latencys are different, can i run all 3?? m 0 l Related resources Whats the difference in 2 4gig sticks of ram vs 1 8 gig stick of ram? - Forum 8GB of ram. 1 stick vs 2 sticks? - Forum 4x2 vs 8x1 ram stick - Forum RAM Sticks Sloth order 1-3 vs 2-4 importance? - Forum RAM UPGRADING from 1x4gb stick to 2x4gb sticks - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Azn Cracker a b } Memory a b V Motherboard February 10, 2013 5:21:16 PM You could run 3 sticks, but your mobo will match the cas latency to the slowest one. m 0 l reznapvi2 February 10, 2013 5:39:53 PM so it would be better to run all 3 than the 2, right? m 0 l reznapvi2 February 10, 2013 6:25:55 PM yes/no? m 0 l reznapvi2 February 10, 2013 9:14:00 PM would it be better to fual channel 8gb or add antoher stick for 16Gb m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedI have 1 stick of 8GB ram (Alot worse than 2 sticks of 4GB ram or no?) Forum 1 8gb stick vs 2 4GB RAM Forum 1 stick of RAM vs. @ sticks Forum 2 Sticks of 4GB RAM or 1 Stick of 8GB RAM? Forum 2 sticks of ram in dual and 1 stick in single? Forum System Boots 1 Stick RAM, Will NOT Boot with 2 sticks Ram Forum Odd ram issue. 2 sticks = bad, 1 stick = ok Forum Solved8 GB Ram - 1 Stick or 2? Forum Solved2x2GB RAM sticks and gfx card, won't boot. But take either the gfx or 1 RAM out, and no bother. Ideas? Forum Solved2gb ram stick in a 1gb slot Forum 2 of the ram stick types but 1 is 300 or so mhz faster Forum i am using 1x4 gb and 1 x2 gb 1300 mhz ram so can i install another 4 gb ram of 1600 mhz or should i stick to 1300 mhz? Forum ASUS P8Z68-VLX, 2 slots not working. I can only put 1 stick of Ram at a time. Forum 2 gb sticks of ram now registering as 1 gb Forum Can I use 3 Ram sticks or is it 1-2-4 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !