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2 Dimms or 4 for Z68 with i7 CPU

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Hi guys,
The time has come to upgrade my ram as this 8GB is no longer cutting it and I keep running too low.

Something in the back of my mind tells me that 2 large DDR3 modules were better than 4 smaller ones on the Intel IMC when overclocked. (Its a 3770K running 4.5ghz under water)

The Mobo is Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z

Can anyone confirm?

Also, any recommendations on 16GB that works well on this Mobo overclocked and running somewhere around 2133 will be gratefully received.

Guess my 8GB of Sammy super ram might be up for sale... I see its hard to get hold of now, as I tried to just buy another 8GB of it!
Edited by Stu-Crossfire - 10/6/13 at 6:21am
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I didnt have any trouble w/ my OC when going from 2 Dimms to 4. Didn't even have to adjust VTT. I think you will be fine with either
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Cheapest solution for you. Unless you are going for extreme memory speeds and dims + CPU speeds 4 Dims will be fine.
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Can't really go wrong with a 5 star product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231571

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