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2 Sticks of 4GB RAM or 1 Stick of 8GB RAM?

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February 1, 2012 3:41:22 PM

Which is better or does it not make a difference. Also please explain.

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February 1, 2012 3:57:07 PM

Depends on usage. 2x4 is generally a better idea, due to price. 8GB sticks cost quite a bit and are really only used in server environments.
a b B Homebuilt system
February 1, 2012 3:59:46 PM

Yes 2X4 sticks will work fine. i would rather use a dual channel kit than 1 stick of 8.
February 1, 2012 4:02:31 PM

reclaiimer said:
Which is better or does it not make a difference. Also please explain.

Thanks


it always used to be the case that 2 is better. 1 stick is expensive (although maybe not double) and 2 sticks are reported to offer marginal improvements in performance.
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