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Memory sticks: The more the merrier?

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Currently using 4x2gb sticks. Was wondering what difference it would make if I had went for 2x4gb sticks instead (Aside from the obvious "future upgrades" option).
Do more sticks provide better performance? Assuming all properties (timings, speed etc) are the same except for the amount of gigabytes & that dual channel is available.
post #2 of 5
No it wont make much of a difference, timings and frequency do.
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There is an argument that more sticks of RAM will put more stress on the memory controller but I have yet to see any solid evidence to support that theory. SKYW is correct though, timings and frequency are everything.
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I'd rather have 2x4GB memory sticks, so that way I have 2 slots left over in case I want to add more memory to my system.+REP+REP
but I don't think it makes a difference how many sticks there are.
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