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Hey guys,

I have a tough choice to make. I currently own 4GB of Kingston hyperx ram. I want to upgrade to 8 GB but I have a problem. The only pair that has the same specs as my ram costs 50€.

The specs are:
# 4GB (2x 2GB)
# DDR3
# FSB frequency: 1600 MHz (PC3 12800)
# CL9 (9-9-9-27)
# Unbuffered
# Non-ECC
# 240-pin
# 1.7 - 1.9V

For the same money I could get 8GB of new ram with these specs.
1,65 V
2 x 4096 MB
9-9-27
CL9
NON-ECC
Unbuffered

So my questions is which is better? Should I go for 4x2GB or 2x4GB if I choose the second ones?
Edited by Lisjak - 4/25/12 at 12:50pm
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Originally Posted by Lisjak View Post

Hey guys,
I have a tough choice to make. I currently own 4GB of Kingston hyperx ram. I want to upgrade to 8 GB but I have a problem. The only pair that has the same specs as my ram costs 50€.
The specs are:
# 4GB (2x 2GB)
# DDR3
# FSB frequency: 1600 MHz (PC3 12800)
# CL9 (9-9-9-27)
# Unbuffered
# Non-ECC
# 240-pin
# 1.7 - 1.9V
For the same money I could get 8GB of new ram with these specs.
1,65 V
2 x 4096 MB
9-9-27
CL9
NON-ECC
Unbuffered
So my questions is which is better? Should I go for 4x2GB or 2x4GB if I choose the second ones?

2X4GB would be better, less strain on your motherboard for sure. if you populate all you ram slots you might have a harder time overclocking.
i personally never have issues running fully populated ram slots, but you'll hear others saying that it's harder to stabilize your oc with all your ram slots populated.

*make sure you mobo can support 4GB sticks!
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Memory+%28Desktop+Memory%29-_-SAMSUNG-_-20147096

get this RAM ^ look @ the cpu-z memory tab..I have similar mobo (p55)
oops..that's an 1155 ss..sorry..anyway..it showcases the RAM biggrin.gif

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Edited by Schmuckley - 4/25/12 at 5:57am
 
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Originally Posted by freakb18c1 View Post

2X4GB would be better, less strain on your motherboard for sure. if you populate all you ram slots you might have a harder time overclocking.
i personally never have issues running fully populated ram slots, but you'll hear others saying that it's harder to stabilize your oc with all your ram slots populated.
*make sure you mobo can support 4GB sticks!

Thank you for that hint. I have checked my motherboard and it supports 4GB sticks. But do you think I should buy additional 4GB of 1.7-1.9V or go for new 8GB 1.65V?
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Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Memory+%28Desktop+Memory%29-_-SAMSUNG-_-20147096
get this RAM ^ look @ the cpu-z memory tab..I have similar mobo (p55)
oops..that's an 1155 ss..sorry..anyway..it showcases the RAM biggrin.gif
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Thank you for the tip but I don't like the looks of that ram
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