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Dumb question: If I were to use 4 sticks of ram on a z87 motherboard, do I buy two "dual kits" or do I buy one "quad kit"?
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Either will work, DDR3 memory is DDR3 memory.

Although I would recommend the quad kit, because all of those DIMM's will have been validated to work together.
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Thanks for the speedy reply, cheers! thumb.gif
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