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So I've got 2 x4 gig dimms, I'm getting close to hitting the 8 gigs of use mark every now and then, and it's just an unsettling feeling to me.

My question is, should I buy another dual channel 8 gig kit even though i don't need that much ram, or could I run one more 4 gig stick without affecting performance.

BTW: I'd have to R&I the noctua cooler for the kit so the latter option would be quicker. thanks in advance for any help
     
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I would recommend another 8gb set.
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Ram is so cheap you might as well pick up another 8gb kit.
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done, that was all the push i needed. thanks
     
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