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... 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?? Related resources 2 sticks of ram in dual and 1 stick in single? - Forum 1 stick of RAM vs . @ sticks - Forum 1 8gb stick vs 2 4GB RAM - Forum 1 or 2 sticks of ram 8GB - Forum 1 or 2 sticks of RAM ? - 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. reznapvi2 February 10, 2013 5:39:53 PM so it would be better to run all 3 than the 2, right? reznapvi2 February 10, 2013 6:25:55 PM yes/no? reznapvi2 February 10, 2013 9:14:00 PM would it be better to fual channel 8gb or add antoher stick for 16Gb Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] le-channel Forum1 or 2 sticks of RAM ? Forum2 sticks of 2 gb vs . 1 stick of 4 gb ForumPhenom II X4 965 better with 2 sticks or 4 sticks of ram ForumSystem Boots 1 Stick RAM , Will NOT Boot with 2 sticks Ram ForumAre two sticks of different sized ram compatible with each other? Forum1 GB memory stick vs . 2 512mb memory sticks ForumRAM Stick , 2 or 4? Forum2 Sticks of 4GB RAM or 1 Stick of 8GB RAM ? ForumOdd ram issue. 2 sticks = bad, 1 stick = ok ForumNumber of sticks vs total ram ForumHelp updating BIOS Forum[Solved] 2x8gb sticks or 4x4gb stick ForumCan I use only one stick from a 2x2gb sticks Forum2 sticks of ram in dual and 1 stick in single? More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !