2 Sticks of 4GB RAM or 1 Stick of 8GB RAM? Tags: Homebuilt RAM Systems Last response: February 1, 2012 4:02 PM in Systems Share reclaiimer February 1, 2012 3:41:22 PM Which is better or does it not make a difference. Also please explain. Thanks More about : sticks 4gb ram stick 8gb ram striker410 a b B Homebuilt system 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. Rockdpm 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer davidjuk 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. 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 two 4gb sticks of ram or 1 8gb stick Forum Solved8GB of ram. 1 stick vs 2 sticks? Forum SolvedDifference between 2 8GB RAM sticks and 4 4GB RAM sticks? Forum Solved16gb ram installed (2x8gb G-Skill), only 8gb detected (4gb for each stick) Forum Motherboard and Windows detecting 8gb of RAM (2 Identical Sticks) yet only making 4gb Available Forum SolvedCan I use two 4GB RAM sticks and one 8GB stick at the same time? Forum Solved1 Stick of 8GB or 2 Sticks of 4GB? Forum Solved2 4gb sticks or 1 8gb stick? Forum 1 out of 4 of my Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 4GB RAM failed. I ordered 1 stick. Do I need to order 2 at a time, or is just 1 ok? Forum 1 out of 4 of my Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 4GB RAM failed. I ordered 1 stick. Do I need to order 2 at a time, or is just 1 ok? Forum SolvedShould I use 1 sick of 8gb or 2 sticks of 4gb? Forum Can I use two 4GB RAM sticks and two 8GB sticks at the same time? Forum I have two new 4GB RAM sticks and an old 2GB stick. Can I use them together to give me 10 Gbs of RAM? Forum Can you put an 8gb stick of ram in with a 4gb? Forum Solved16gb ram installed, only 8gb being working, bios recognizes there are 4 sticks, but only using 2 Forum SolvedIs there a 1 x 4gb RAM stick of Corsair Vengeance Pro? Forum SolvedRAM UPGRADING from 1x4gb stick to 2x4gb sticks Forum SolvedInstalling 2 4gb RAM sticks on z87 Pro4 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !