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I know it uses dual channel memory, but I'd like to use the least dimm's as possible. Will the performance be that much worse with 1 stick of 4gb, versus 2 sticks of 2gb?
Edited by venomblade - 5/30/11 at 11:09pm
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I think 4x1gb puts extra strain on the IMC. But I'm not that familiar with SB.

I'd go with 2x4gb personally.
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2x2gb leaves room for upgading if you need it in future. Not really about performance, about the fact that you will have all slots in use as aposed to just two. It can add extra strain where you don't need it.
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Def. 2X2. Really is no excuse for anything other than that.
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Originally Posted by munaim1 View Post
2x2gb leaves room for upgading if you need it in future. Not really about performance, about the fact that you will have all slots in use as aposed to just two. It can add extra strain where you don't need it.
So you're saying having all slots filled puts more stress on IMC, so i should stick with sticks of 4gb to leave more slots open?
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Originally Posted by venomblade View Post
So you're saying having all slots filled puts more stress on IMC, so i should stick with sticks of 4gb to leave more slots open?
exactly
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Yea so just go with a 2x4gb kit and voila =D.
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actually I would recommend going for a 2x2gb, 4gb is more than enough for gaming these days. Unless you are doing any rendering or photoshop or video editing then it would be a waste.
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Well I just thoguht having more spots open would be more future proof because if I choose 2x2gb, the max I'll ever be able to achieve is 8gb.
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Go ahead and get the 4GBx2 kit. 8GBs of DDR3 1600 be had for $80+. Won't regret it.
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