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post #1 of 12
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About to upgrade my ram and was wondering. Is there any disadvantages between 2x2g or 4 g?
Also my mobo only takes 2 ram modules
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post #2 of 12
Well if you want to upgrade to 8gb later you should get the single 4gb stick. If you already have 2gb stick just buy another.... It depends on how much ram you want
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2x2Gb will use dual channel so there is a performance gain over 1 stick of 4Gb
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post #4 of 12
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How large is the performance gain?
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post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by Eggs and bacon View Post
How large is the performance gain?
A considerable performance gain. Always buy RAM in pairs.
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post #6 of 12
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Are any of the gskill 6 gig ram kits double channel ram or single? My local store has a 6 G kit but it doesn't say single double or triple.
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post #7 of 12
Single, Double and Triple channel sets consist of exactly the same sticks, 6GB kit is triple channel (3x 2GB) so you would end up with one unused stick for a total of 4GB (2x 2GB) of RAM.

It all comes down to amount of sticks.
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post #8 of 12
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My question was is a 6 gig kit 2 x3G or 3x2G etc
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post #9 of 12
It is 3 x 2gb sticks
post #10 of 12
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Ok thanks I've decided to go with the 1x4G so I can upgrade later.
No chance I can mix 2G and 4G from different brands?
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