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Was looking at "this" post.

My Motherboard .

My apologies but my knowledge of memory is kind of weak, but i have 2GB stick in slot 1 and 2 ( 2gb stick ) and a 4gb stick in slot 3. Was thinking of getting a 8 gb stick for slot 4. Right now my heatsink sits over slot 1 so i cant remove the stick easily, but for when i can get a chance to do that, is there a better way to situate my memory for higher performance? Is the 8 gb stick in slot 4 okay or should i get two more 4 gb sticks and replace the two 2gb sticks? Will i even be able to notice any difference other than in benchmarks? Is it worth it lol?

Thanks for any help.
post #2 of 4
We need you system specs; especially mobo and brand, speed, and latency of current sticks.
From the what you've posted, it sounds as if you have a dual channel memory controller. They performance best when running sticks in pairs. Unless you are running apps that require large amounts of memory, most users would find 8GB of memory enough. So tell us why you need 20GB of memory. Or in other words, more memory doesn't necessarily mean more performance.
Edited by OS-Wiz - 1/19/13 at 9:17pm
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All the system secs you listed are in the url's i linked.
As far as why i wanted to max the mother board's 16 gb limit is i'm buying another monitor and i run a lot of apps at once, plus heavy gaming of all varieties and most taxing I use ansys, UG, and other FEM software.
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All the system secs you listed are in the url's i linked.
As far as why i wanted to max the mother board's 16 gb limit is i'm buying another monitor and i run a lot of apps at once, plus heavy gaming of all varieties and most taxing I use ansys, UG, and other FEM software.
Sorry, overlooked the links (it was late at night after several glasses of wine, LOL). I'd run 4 x 4GB sticks all at the same speed and latency. Check these out, only $90: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231315
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