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Is it better for overclocking if I only have 2 sticks of ram? 2x8gb , or it doesn't make a difference if i have 4 sticks 4x8gb ?
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it depends on what you do on your pc, 8 gb is more than enuff if all you do is gaming to overvlock.
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The less sticks, the better. I don't see a reason why you should go above 8GB, but the choice is up to you.
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I think that for CPU overclocking, 8GB (2x 4GB) is the sweet spot for P67/Z68/Z77 and 16GB (4x4GB) is perfect for X79. The 8GB sticks don't typically OC well, and also run loose timings, while the 2GB sticks overclock a bit better than 4GB but don't give enough capacity anymore.

I would personally get 2x4GB of some good DDR3-2133 and get the timings around 9-10-9-27 or so, if not less. You could also likely get 2400 10-11-10-30 (maybe higher/tighter).

If you don't use a lot of VM's, CAD, or photo/video editing programs, this will be a perfect fit.
   
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