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Two 4GB Sticks vs Four 2GB Sticks

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March 1, 2013 12:16:01 AM

I currently have four Dominator 2GB at 1600mhz 8-8-8-24 2T timings in a z77 extreme mobo. Will I see any performance if I upgrade to two 4GB sticks and possibly run them in 1T?:

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March 1, 2013 12:26:43 AM

There will be little, if any, difference between 2 X 4 and 4 X 2 sticks of identically timed RAM. The reason to go to sticks of 4 GB is that you can populate your mobo up to 16 GB vs. only 8 GB.

RAM is the last place to seek performance enhancement. The difference between a rig running 1333 GHz and 2800 GHz is miniscule. Yes there is a difference, but the greatest performance gains are in the speed of the processor and HDD/SSD.
March 6, 2013 12:42:59 AM

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