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2x4GB or 4x2GB on SB, Any differences?

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I have heard that with some IMCs some kits will overclock 2 sticks of 4GB better since them don't have to deal with 4 DIMMs, but is this still true with SB?

If not, are there any differences in running a 2x4GB setup from a 4x2GB setup on SB?
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2x4GB is less stressful on the memory controller.
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2x4GB is less stressful on the memory controller.
less issues to worry about when overclocking as well
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simple to all above,
let me know if you have seen a 2x4gb can run 8-10-7@2133?
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Performance wise no there would be no difference. However as some have mentioned it is harder on the IMC. However as I understand it the memory is more or less decoupled from the overclocking process now so apart from the greater stress (which will likely not to amount to anything over the useful life of the computer unless you are pushing for every last MHz) and the limited ability to expand your memory (because all the DIMM slots are filled) it makes absolutely no difference.
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post #6 of 16
Also 2x4Gb leaves room for possible upgrades.
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Admiral i just noticed you have 16gb of ram. Lmao. You must use like a maximum 10 percent at any given time? Why so much? Future proof?
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Admiral i just noticed you have 16gb of ram. Lmao. You must use like a maximum 10 percent at any given time? Why so much? Future proof?
He quite likely uses his rig for more than just gaming. I personally would like more than 6 Gb for video editing, but I was limited by cost.
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Admiral i just noticed you have 16gb of ram. Lmao. You must use like a maximum 10 percent at any given time? Why so much? Future proof?
I'm pretty sure they use more than 1.6GB of RAM at maximum. Contrary to belief, there are uses for more than 4GB RAM.
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I'm pretty sure they use more than 1.6GB of RAM at maximum. Contrary to belief, there are uses for more than 4GB RAM.
Yeah, like Alt+Tab outta BC2 Can't do it on a mere 4gb
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