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Would I notice a performance difference if I were to use two different kits of Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2x4GB) @1600MHz compared to using a single kit of 16GB (4x4GB) @1600MHz?

Whether I pick two 8GB kits or one 16GB kit, all four of my slots will be filled with a 2GB Corsair Vengeance Pro @1600MHz. Are they the same sticks just sold in different packaging or are they designed to work better as a unit?

I know it sounds confusing lol
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They'll be pretty much the same. The actual 4x4GB "kits" are more or less gauranteed to work at rated speeds and timings, whereas buying 2x 2x4GB kits, wouldn't be gauranteed stable, however I'd say most of the time it'll work just fine.
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They'll be pretty much the same. The actual 4x4GB "kits" are more or less gauranteed to work at rated speeds and timings, whereas buying 2x 2x4GB kits, wouldn't be gauranteed stable, however I'd say most of the time it'll work just fine.

Now what if I were to use 2x8GB compared to 4x4GB? Less power? More stability?

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They'll be pretty much the same. The actual 4x4GB "kits" are more or less gauranteed to work at rated speeds and timings, whereas buying 2x 2x4GB kits, wouldn't be gauranteed stable, however I'd say most of the time it'll work just fine.

Now what if I were to use 2x8GB compared to 4x4GB? Less power? More stability?

Tapatalk signatures are lame

In my opinion ram is ram. But the real difference there is going to be speeds and timings. 4gb sticks will usually be faster than 8gb sticks because of tighter timings at the same speeds.
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They'll be pretty much the same. The actual 4x4GB "kits" are more or less gauranteed to work at rated speeds and timings, whereas buying 2x 2x4GB kits, wouldn't be gauranteed stable, however I'd say most of the time it'll work just fine.

Now what if I were to use 2x8GB compared to 4x4GB? Less power? More stability?

Tapatalk signatures are lame

In my opinion ram is ram. But the real difference there is going to be speeds and timings. 4gb sticks will usually be faster than 8gb sticks because of tighter timings at the same speeds.

Thanks bro. I'll rep you when I get to my pc

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