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Currently I have 2G 2G = 4G G.Skill

I want to upgrade to 8G

Does 4G 4G perform better than 2G 2G 4G?

or does it make a difference
Edited by Heazy - 10/24/11 at 1:11pm
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post #2 of 8
Get a 4gb 4gb kit, RAM prices are absurdly low nowadays.
post #3 of 8
Dual channel is much faster than single channel, so if your motherboard supports dual channel, then 4GB x 4GB will be faster than 2GB x 2B x 4 GB.
It also depends on the speed (ex: 1066, or 1333mhz.)
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Ok thanks
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using 2 dimms in the correct slots will give you dual channel
having 3 dimms will give you single channel
lesser dimms help with overclocking if you're really pushing the limit of your chip
Most people don't run ram out of the rated specs and if you're going to do the same, then all memory is pretty much the same. Just go for a company that has good RMA service in case something arises. I know corsair has a very good RMA process.

Also, note that the ram you chose is 1.65v. It'll work but it's recommended to go with 1.5v ram for sandybridge

EDIT: Also, Gskill has good customer service
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cha0s_Cha0 View Post
using 2 dimms in the correct slots will give you dual channel
having 3 dimms will give you single channel
lesser dimms help with overclocking if you're really pushing the limit of your chip
Most people don't run ram out of the rated specs and if you're going to do the same, then all memory is pretty much the same. Just go for a company that has good RMA service in case something arises. I know corsair has a very good RMA process.

Also, note that the ram you chose is 1.65v. It'll work but it's recommended to go with 1.5v ram for sandybridge

EDIT: Also, Gskill has good customer service
Ok thanks for the heads up
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Just ordered

G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) Ripjaws X Series DDR3 1600MHz 240-Pin (1.5v)

for $45
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