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Whats your oppinion?

If i want 8 gig of ram, what is best, 2 x 4gig or 1 8 gig?
    
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post #2 of 9
Dual channel, 2x4

That mobo wont support 8GB dimms anyway. + lower capacity dimms generally are more cost effective, have better timings and higher frequencys.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/12/11 at 5:08am
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post #3 of 9
As the chap states above, go for the 2x4GB setup as you have 2 channels, why not use em both!?
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post #4 of 9
8GB modules are still super expensive, no? If so, I'd say that goes a long way towards deciding.
post #5 of 9
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Deffo Ive always used 2 sticks instead of 1, its been drilled into me from a young age, but looking at buying some for a new i5/7 system im wondering if times have changed

thank you lads

The 8 gig will be for the i5/7 just to clarify
    
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post #6 of 9
2x4g 1600 kits are around £40-50

Kingston 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz HyperX XMP Memory Kit CL9 1.65V £42.48
http://www.ebuyer.com/254543-kingsto...00c9d3x2k2-8gx

EVGA 132-CK-NF79-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
supports 8g of ram
Edited by ffejrxx - 10/12/11 at 5:21am
post #7 of 9
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rgr that mate it does But it will be for my new build which will be an i5/7 ty
    
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rgr that mate it does But it will be for my new build which will be an i5/7 ty
Id go for these me sel like.

http://www.ebuyer.com/264750-g-skill...2800cl9d-8gbxl
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post #9 of 9
These will do just fine!

CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

Costs about 51£ on ebuyer, but since your from England you can try Zercom.eu (Holland)
I buy there, very cheap and they'll cost about 42.5£

(Hint: Use Salland.eu for the search function wich is way better than Zercom's, but after you find your product copy/paste it's SKU in Zercom site and mostly it's even cheaper there! )

Don't know if they ship to UK and what it costs and the time it takes offcourse but worth a try, no?
   
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