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Which if either is better? 8 GB 1600 mhz system memory 1 Dimm or 8 GB 1600 mhz s

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October 26, 2012 3:04:41 PM

Other than maybe cost? which if either is better? 8 GB 1600 mhz system memory 1 Dimm or 8 GB 1600 mhz system memory 2 Dimm? Will one configuration perform better than the other?
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October 26, 2012 3:35:47 PM

2 dimms allow for dual channel ops, 1 will only work in single channel slight performance loss.
October 26, 2012 3:38:46 PM

If you meant two 4GB sticks in dual channel, for a total of 8GB, vs a single 8GB stick, then yes, 2x4GB gives you slightly more performance than a single 8GB stick.

If on the other hand, you meant 8GB vs 16GB (8+8), then other than for the dual channel mode, you won't get any significant benefit from 16GB's of RAM, unless you run multiple VM's or something like that. For normal home power users, 8GB is more than plenty.
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