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2x8g or 4x4g?

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February 26, 2013 4:04:30 AM

Building a new rig and came across some guy saying that 4x4g would be better than 2x8g. I always thought it was about the same. Was wanting some outside input.

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February 26, 2013 11:52:38 AM

no way to choose the 2x8!a good advise for picking ram is to know that as many rams so the better!every ram issue the tasks!more rams are dealing with more tasks in very little time!

so the more the better!
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February 26, 2013 12:43:35 PM

check your motherboard spec, some older one don't work with 8GB
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February 26, 2013 12:54:48 PM

if your running a LGA 2011 board then yes the 4x4 would be better as you will get quad channel. If its LGA 1155 board then it doesnt matter as you will only get dual channel.

For overclocking they both have their issues:

4 sticks are harder to overclock then 2, normaly need more volts when all 4 slots are populated.

4gb sticks are easier to overclock then 8gb sticks.

I normaly go 2x4gb since gaming doesnt really need anything over 8 gb.
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February 26, 2013 2:24:07 PM

Go with 2x8GB. Leaves room for improvement (should you ever need more) and uses less power.

I've personally had issues with going from 2 sticks to 4 sticks, having to use lower clocks/timings for 4 sticks. (from the extra power I guess)
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February 27, 2013 6:38:38 AM

I would go with 2 x 8GB, thinking of future upgrade possibility. If you ever think of maxing the memory in future then all the 4 x 4GB modules would go waste.
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