Originally Posted by hurricane28
Originally Posted by KyadCK
And replied to more than 33600 times, ya. It's one of the larger OCN threads. Even the Ivy Bridge and Haswell Owners clubs combined have only 10700 replies.
Is the 840 Evo an option where you are? And to add to that, are they one of the cheapest options like they are here?
If yes, get that.
If you plan to get 32GB ever, get 2x8GB now. If you do not plan to, then 4x4GB, because they do run faster and have better timings.
The stress comes from addressing space required on the IMC, not necessarily the number of DIMMs. RAM gets it;s power from the motherboard, and there are only 128 data channels to work with regardless of 2 sticks or four, the problem comes into play when the IMC has to track more and more ram. 16GB should stress it equally either way.
4x4GB can run faster, but 2x8GB leaves more room for upgrade. Depends what you're looking for.
Got em at 2133 10-10-10-31 1T. Will work with them more later.
Okay thnx for the reply
Also the reason i need more RAM is that i have the Samsung EVO 120gb and in rapid mode it uses 1gb of my RAM to use for cash, but i am not that happy with my SSD my agility 3 that died on me was faster and felt a lot more snappy in windows and programs load faster, so yet again Samsung marketing?
Maybe i am looking for another SSD as well because i don't like this one.
I'm not really sure how to tell you this, but basically all newer 120GB SSDs are crap because they have larger capacity chips on them. Speed is gained from more of these chips running in more or less RAID 0 on the same little PCB. Even going to 250GB, the IOPS are better and the write speeds increase massively.
Not only that, but the larger the SSD, the more cache it has of it's own. The 120GB model comes with a rather pathetic by Samsung standards of 256MB of LDDR2 1066. The 250GB and 500GB models come with 512MB of LDDR2 1066, and the 750GB and 1TB models come with a full 1GB of LDDR2 1066.
By going for the 120GB model of the 840 EVO, you literally jumped on the weakest weapon in their arsenal and are now paying the price for it, so to speak. It's the equivalent of buying a 212 EVO over an NH-D14. The 840 EVOs are almost always near or at the top of their charts, even beyond their price range, but the 120GB is lacking.