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Originally Posted by thepoopscooper View Post

what do you mean your answer is 2X4gb. he was asking what are the performance differences, not what he should get...

And for you, thread police:
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Originally Posted by funfortehfun View Post

The more memory sticks, the more stress it puts on the memory controller (which leads to less stability when overclocking) and the less you can upgrade. I would say the 2x4GB if you aren't going to be upgrading in the future (because you will get dual channel benefits) and 1x8GB if you are going to upgrade in the future.

Now put down the Redbull and take some deep breaths.
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post #12 of 14
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updated OP to be more precise on my system, sorry about that i forgot

With the new additional information, 2x4GB is the best bet for you. You get the benefit of dual channel, the ease of running 2 sticks instead of 4 as Sandy Bridge can get rather finicky with 4 sticks, and plenty of memory.

Have a good one!
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post #13 of 14
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And for you, thread police:
Now put down the Redbull and take some deep breaths.
so you respond with someone elses post, and tell me to put down my redbull, which i have none of, and take a deep breath, but i cannot see the reason to do this, for i am breathing very well at the moment.

unless im missing something, can you be a bit more constructive with your feedback?
Edited by thepoopscooper - 8/12/12 at 10:18pm
post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by mordocai rp View Post

updated OP to be more precise on my system, sorry about that i forgot
even with a slight overclock? I'm not sure why but i love seeing all 4 ram slots filled thats why i was wondering about

Here here! 4x1gb sticks in my HTPC (was once my gaming rig).... Sometimes you can get better frequency / timmings (but lower capacity) sticks for cheaper. I had no problems pushing 2.1v x 4sticks @ DDR2-1000 C5 (stock 800 C4-5-4-11).. I think IMCs are a lot better then they used to be...

For heat / power consumption, less sticks is better though. I would also agree with PP, those samsung sticks 2x4GB is best.
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