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Errr... a mod is asking a question about something like this? You have some nasty high overclocks in that sig, you should know this.

Also, if you have a need for 16GB of ram (unlike me) then no, you are not better off... rolleyes.gif
    
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Darn. i just bought G.Skill Ripjaws Z F3-17000CL9Q-16GBZH 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 for an x79 Rampage Extreme...so I would have been better off with 2 x 8GB sticks?

i would say with x79 you are better off with 4 x 4GB sticks as then you can run quad channel. you probably know that 2 sticks on x79 will run in only dual channel
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Errr... a mod is asking a question about something like this? You have some nasty high overclocks in that sig, you should know this.
Also, if you have a need for 16GB of ram (unlike me) then no, you are not better off... rolleyes.gif

LOL!

No, I got sucked in reading a rave about higher clocks and timings being achievable on 4 x 4GB sticks than 2 x 8GB, and some benches returning better results too. It all arrives tomorrow. Looks like I'll be testing it out for myself.

No moderators are not overclocking gods. You're thinking of Benchmark Editors. tongue.gif
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i would say with x79 you are better off with 4 x 4GB sticks as then you can run quad channel. you probably know that 2 sticks on x79 will run in only dual channel

That fits in with my pre purchase research.thumb.gif
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So I will receive I very small performance decrease.

No biggie, it's 8 gb of RAM anyways. Don't need much more than that for browsing/gaming.

Could always get another stick and get even better performance later.
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Probably the only place you'd notice the difference would be in benchmarks, not in games or apps.
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