It's just inane to say 'running 2 sticks of ram is better than 4' when I'm running 2400mhz CL8 2gb density sticks. Okay, so should I sell off my 2gb psc's and go spend $210 on the cheapest RAM faster than 1866mhz that won't overclock nearly as far? It's obvious, everyone knows 4 sticks will clock slightly lower than 2, 2 less than 1, but it's extremely insignificant. hmm, so 2 sticks of ram that can't come anywhere close to what 4 sticks of psc that costs 4 times as much is better? what? And ram overclocking, yes, we all know, it's worthless and stupid and a waste of time, that's why we're all in the OCN ram addict club, but 1ghz extra in ram speed will make a difference. Sorry, it's like he follows me and answers every post I make with captain obvious comments that are useless. He doesn't even read my posts, just makes useless responses to them.
The only are where you're going to notice the difference between 2 and 4 sticks are synthetic benchmarks (AIDA64 and SuperPi 32M). In daily use there will be no measurable difference whatsoever, but running 4 sticks raises the chances of failure so that's why it's recommended to use 2.
I don't do just 'daily use' on this computer, I do programs that heavily rely on memory bandwidth, particularly memory speed, it's very noticeable in what I do. And you are going to tell me that there is no noticeable difference whatsoever, in running 2400mhz ram over 1600mhz ram? really? Because I can definitely notice it. And who cares if it's only in synthetic benchmarks, I thought this was Overclock.net, in the ram addict thread? Not "dont bother tweaking your computer to the max because you are just wasting your time' thread.
Like these kinds of responses, really?Getting back to my original question
, I had heard that 4 sticks of RAM will have higher memory bandwidth than 2 sticks, despite the fact that 4 sticks won't overclock as far and has a higher stress on the IMC and has to be compensated for (I even explicitly stated that in my post, yet captain obvious feels he has to tell me, what i just said). Coolhandluke first brought this up to me, I believe, and pointed out how a lot of top hwbot scores are done with max ram, 4 sticks of ram.
some guys are getting better scores with 4 psc sticks clocked really high for 2d.
....supposedly it helps with superpi 32m despite being tougher on your cpu's imc if you get to the same clocks
I'm trying to find a more in-depth ram discussion here, not 'oh my god why bother overclocking ram, you won't notice in BF3 and chrome which i'm just going to assume that you do because that's what i do' or total disregard for the fact that 2400mhz in 2x4gb is $40 vs $210 for 2x4gb 2000mhz which might go a timing or two lower.
As for the thermal tape/thermal pad question, I'm pretty sure most thermal padding has better thermal transfer capability than thermal tape. Thermal tape kinda sucks for heat transfer, but it is better than nothing where you need something that sticks.
Really? I always figured thermal pads transferred heat the worst, i thought it was just easy to use or something. I would figure thermal tape would be way better because it's so thin, it's just more metal to metal . Especially sekusui thermal tape which is so highly regarded.
I think I'll test it out on a single stick, the worst that can happen is as if I wasn't using a heatspreader (which is a loss of 5*C), and I just learned RAM is okay for 90*C. Seriously how do none of you guys know what the max ram temps are? Took a while to figure that out, was in the far depths of altavista to find that out.Edited by Belial - 3/30/13 at 3:02pm