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1t vs. 2t for 4 module system

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which would be better between 1t and 2t for my system with 4 ram modules?
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If you're stable with 1t then there's no reason to go 2t afaik.
 
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Ok. Which software is used for RAM stability? Would Memtest+ work?
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1T is going to be faster but potentially less stable especially if you have 4 sticks. Run Memtest86+ and it should find instabilities if they exist.
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Thanks. I see that both Memtest and Memtest86+ are now updated nowadays and Memtest86 is more updated. Which of them should I use?
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I changed to 1T recently on my Corsair Vengeance LP 16Gb pack and didn't go too well. After a few days, chrome started showing websites crashing, adblock crash, games crash to desktop, then starting getting BSOD 0x1a. Rechecked ram with memtest, (not memtest86) and 2 seconds in comes up with error that pair xxx can not store data correctly. Don't know if it was due to 1T or if that ram module was going to die anyway. It was rock solid initially, overnight memtest and blend. No problems for a few days. Now it get errors no matter how much I downclock.
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So that means 1T is potentially dangerous?
post #8 of 29
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So that means 1T is potentially dangerous?
Not dangerous, but can cause instablity, however the performance gain is not really noticable unless in benching. if it's stock is 2T the run it at 2T without any worries, once you start changing the timings and CM rate it can turn ugly lol, it'll invovle increasing the DRAM voltage and maybe even the VCCIO (VTT) to help stabalize it which will invovle stability testing the RAM.
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Not dangerous, but can cause instablity, however the performance gain is not really noticable unless in benching. if it's stock is 2T the run it at 2T without any worries, once you start changing the timings and CM rate it can turn ugly lol, it'll invovle increasing the DRAM voltage and maybe even the VCCIO (VTT) to help stabalize it which will invovle stability testing the RAM.
Well, yeah but how do you explain what happened with the RAM modules of the guy above my latest post before this?
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Well, yeah but how do you explain what happened with the RAM modules of the guy above my latest post before this?
I don't know, but I answered your question to the best of my ability.
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