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First question:

This is probably a ridiculously stupid question, and i think i know the answer but i want to make sure before i do it:

I know dual channel RAM can often be run in slots 1&3 or 2&4 or the like. If the RAM fits better when taking in to account the heat sink, is there any difference between using the primary (1&3) slots over the secondary (2&4) slots?

My guess is that there's no difference at all, but i wanted to confirm.

Second question:

I have 8GB RAM currently, DDR3 1600 CL8.

I know everyone says i won't see any difference in gaming if i go up to 16GB, but what about in multitasking? I run around 4-5 programs at a time even while gaming. iTunes, chat clients, Chrome running Pandora, ventilo or teamspeak, Fraps, etc.

Will i notice any improvement from 16GB of RAM considering this usage?

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It can sometimes improve overclocking, but otherwise no, placing in 1 & 3 will be no different from 2 &4

For memory, I would recommend opening up the max amount of programs you would normally use under heavy usage, and then check in the task manager how much memory you're using. If its above 75% then yes you should add some more, if its below 75% then you're fine with the amount you currently have.
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It can sometimes improve overclocking, but otherwise no, placing in 1 & 3 will be no different from 2 &4
For memory, I would recommend opening up the max amount of programs you would normally use under heavy usage, and then check in the task manager how much memory you're using. If its above 75% then yes you should add some more, if its below 75% then you're fine with the amount you currently have.

Awesome good idea. I'll check out how much of my RAM is being utilized.
    
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