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I don't know why anyone would suggest 4 sticks...

2 sticks would be better. Less slots will be filled, and less load is put on the memory controller, which can help your overclock. There will also be more option for future upgrade.

Larger sized DIMMs are the way to go.

As you already have the ram, it's not worth it to change it. I have 6 DIMMs in my computer,(6x2GB) and it requires me to put more voltage through to my CPU for my overclock to be stable. It's not as much an issue with Sandy Bridge, so you should be fine.
Edited by Exfiltrate - 5/18/11 at 5:53pm
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Originally Posted by leopold1985 View Post
use four sticks (4x2gb).
2 sticks would be better, but the difference isn't going to be huge.

Edit: Sorry, double post.
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The memory controller is on the CPU... No extra strain on the chipset (the four sticks thing was mainly for socket 775 due to the memory controller being on the northbridge).

You will have no problem with four sticks..
 
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@ Goaky and fashric Thanks guys
@ Exfiltrate and TheReaperWaits Thank you very much..

Thats really a relief to know that there wont any prob... Thanks guys i really appreciate it
Edited by Viswanathan - 5/17/11 at 2:57am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheReaperWaits View Post
The memory controller is on the CPU... No extra strain on the chipset (the four sticks thing was mainly for socket 775 due to the memory controller being on the northbridge).

You will have no problem with four sticks..
Yes. Sorry, I meant to say memory controller, not chipset.
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@ No probs man.. Thank you very much for helping me out
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