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i only need 8gb ram (i only game and use the interwebs)
i was just curious if it is smarter to to get 4x2gb sticks or 2x4gb sticks and the pros/cons of both
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post #2 of 5
I know this website is geared towards audio projects, but I would check this page out a possible answer to your question.

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jul10/articles/qa0710_3.htm

Hope it helps!
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post #3 of 5
2 x 4GB then you have rome to add more in the future.

i recomend a 2 x 4GB G.skill ripjawsX 1600 CL9 or the CL8 set. great trustworthy relaible ram with great CS from g.skill thumb.gif
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post #4 of 5
Two 4GiB sticks.
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5820K @ 4.3/3.6GHz core/uncore, 1.225/1.2v Gigabyte X99 SOC Champion (F22n) 2x Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X OC New Edition (10036... 4x4GiB Crucial @ 2667, 12-11-12-27-T1, 1.37v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Plextor M6e 128GB (fw 1.05) M.2 (PCI-E 2.0 2x) 2x Crucial M4 256GB 4x WD Scorpio Black 500GB Cooler Master Nepton 280L 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 BenQ BL3200PT Filco Majestouch Tenkeyless (MX Brown) Corsair RM1000x 
CaseMouseAudio
Fractal Design Define R4 Logitech G402 Realtek ALC1150 + M-Audio AV40 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X5670 @ 4.4/3.2GHz core/uncore, 1.36 vcore, 1.2... Gigabyte X58A-UD5 r2.0 w/FF3mod10 BIOS Reference R9 290X w/Stilt's MLU 1000e / 1375m E... 2x Samsung MV-3V4G3D/US @ 2000, 10-11-11-30-T1,... 
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1x Crucial BLT4G3D1608ET3LX0 @ 2000, 10-11-11-3... OCZ (Toshiba) Trion 150 120GB Hyundai Sapphire 120GB 3x Hitachi Deskstar 7k1000.C 1TB 
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i7-6800K @ 4.3/3.5GHz core/uncore, 1.36/1.2v ASRock X99 OC Formula (P3.10) GTX 780 (temporary) 4x4GiB Crucial DDR4-2400 @ 11-13-12-28-T2, 1.33v 
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post #5 of 5
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ok cool thats what i thought]
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Crutial C300 64gb 1TB WD Green COOLER MASTER V6 GT RR-V6GT-22PK-R1 Windows 8 Consumer Preview  
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3x acer 20" led + 22" acer Apevia 1100w Razer Naga Molten 
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Intel Core 2 Quad 9450 ASUS P5Q Deluxe Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 8gb (4x2gb) Mushin Enhanced Redline DDR28000 (1... 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorKeyboard
Crutial C300 64gb Noctua NH-C12P SE12 3x acer 20" led mw3 edition 
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700w Thermaltake Tough Power Thermaltake Motzart TX Razer Naga Molten X-Fi Titatinium Fatal1ty sound card 
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amd Phenom X4 9550 2.2Ghz ASRock A770DE+ VisionTek 900301 Radeon HD 5750 1GB 2 x 2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2 8500 (1066MHz) 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A6-3650 APU 2.6GHz (O.Ked to 3.2GHz) Asus F1A55-M LX PLUS ASUS EAH6870 Radeon HD 6870  GEIL DDR3 1333MHz (O.K.ed to 1600) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crutial C300 64gb 1TB WD Green COOLER MASTER V6 GT RR-V6GT-22PK-R1 Windows 8 Consumer Preview  
MonitorPowerMouse
3x acer 20" led + 22" acer Apevia 1100w Razer Naga Molten 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad 9450 ASUS P5Q Deluxe Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 8gb (4x2gb) Mushin Enhanced Redline DDR28000 (1... 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorKeyboard
Crutial C300 64gb Noctua NH-C12P SE12 3x acer 20" led mw3 edition 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
700w Thermaltake Tough Power Thermaltake Motzart TX Razer Naga Molten X-Fi Titatinium Fatal1ty sound card 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
amd Phenom X4 9550 2.2Ghz ASRock A770DE+ VisionTek 900301 Radeon HD 5750 1GB 2 x 2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2 8500 (1066MHz) 
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Asus Arctic Square APEVIA See-Through 500W MGE Viper V1 
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