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2x8 would be better then 4x4 I would say go for it if you needed new ram but you already have ram so its not needed smile.gif

yes 2400 is faster then 1600 and you would probably feel the difference between the 2 in some games but not enough a difference to be worth the purchase
why is x2 8gb better then x4 4gb ?
    
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why is x2 8gb better then x4 4gb ?

Cause then you can expand to 4 x 8GB = 32GB.
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I'll agree with the guys above...keep what you got. High speed RAM is cool for the e-peen factor, pushing benchmarks, or just blowing money. But it doesn't normally bring a huge difference for the increase in speed.

BTW, have you tried to overclock what you have? If not, I'd say that's the best approach...it doesn't cost you anything to try and you might get a good overclock anyway. smile.gif
Pretty much this. With today's RAM prices I'd steer clear of high speed "premium" kits. The difference in performance is just not tangible in day to day use.
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Less ram sticks will be less stressful on your IMC. Like most others have said you will see zero benefit from the faster memory. Use your money on something more worthwhile like. . o just checked your sig rig. Umm save the money for better parts in the future. biggrin.gif
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Cause then you can expand to 4 x 8GB = 32GB.
but wouldn't I have to upgrade my operating system to be able to support 32gb of ram ? my current os is windows 7 home premium 64bit
    
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no you would not need to upgrade your os.

EDIT. My apologies you would apparently.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa366778(v=vs.85).aspx#physical_memory_limits_windows_7
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