2 8gb Or 4 4gb Ram

Difference between ii 8GB RAM sticks and 4 4GB RAM sticks?


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Example: Is at that place a difference betwixt 2 sticks of 8GB each and 4 sticks of 4GB each of Yard Skill Trident X High Speed Ram? 2400 speed. Same kind simply difference in number of sticks, does it affect functioning? Which would you get, and why?



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ii sticks is slightly more than easy on the retentivity controller, but most times larger sticks do not have as tight of timings as the smaller ones.

All things being equal, you will non feel the difference, but 2 sticks is more easy on the system and can sometimes requite a amend take chances of using a command rate of 1.



Nov 23, 2004


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2 sticks is slightly more than easy on the memory controller, only virtually times larger sticks practise non have as tight of timings as the smaller ones.

All things being equal, you will non feel the departure, but 2 sticks is more easy on the system and can sometimes give a ameliorate chance of using a command charge per unit of 1.

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You won’t see any existent difference in performance. Merely with two 8 gig sticks yous leave room for upgrades assuming you simply have iv slots for ram.

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Information technology depends on the motherboard. If the motherboard only support dual channel the divergence would be negligible, but if its a quad channel lath then four sticks would be the fastest.



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Yes, the more sticks the meliorate. 4 10 4 is better than 2×8. I don’t actually know why simply I’m non that sure its true.



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Four sticks gives you lot the selection to use them in quad-channel mode if you take a motherboard that supports information technology. This will give you more than bandwidth than dual-channel, just you lot probable wouldn’t run into any practical operation gains unless you lot are running really memory-intensive programs.

Also some motherboards can but support upwards to 4 GB per DIMM slot, then 4x4GB would be the but selection in those circumstances.



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Yep, the more sticks the improve. four ten four is better than 2×8. I don’t actually know why just I’grand 100% sure its truthful.

Not truthful on a dual channel organization(nearly systems. Intel has some triple and quad channel at the very high end)

With dual channel, your cpu can only access ii sticks at a fourth dimension and has a slight delay to bound from stick to sick(since the controller is simply talking to 2 sticks at a time). Information technology actually hurts performance, merely in a mode that no one can e’er notice without extremely authentic benchmarks.

In the real world, you will not see any departure unless you have a quad(triple channel cpus are no longer sold mainstream) channel capable cpu(the memory controller on modern systems is in the cpu).

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The trouble with four stick is if you upgrade later, you are going to be stuck with some retention and won’t be able to use it.
I bought iv X ane gb ddr 3 1066 and never had the risk to use it because the newer retentivity is cheap and usually sticks are 2/4/8 gb.

Unless I get a gratuitous, older, core i3 chip, i’ll probable never use it.

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