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Hello everyone,

I need your expert opinion.

Currently I have 2 x 4GB RAM sticks (total 8GB). I need another 8GB RAM. And I have 4 slots on my Motherboard. (2 empty, 2 occupied) My question is, should i get another 2 x 4GB or just one 8GB RAM.

NOTE: The 8GB RAM has the same CAS Latency and Bus Speed as the 4GB RAM.

Thank You
post #2 of 6

First, why do you need another 8 GB of memory? Are you running low on memory due to the way you have to use your computer?

 

Also, which motherboard do you have exactly?

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Yes, I run Android Studio with multiple emulatotrs at the same time. Most of the time I use about 7.9 GB Memory (when idle I use about 1.5-2GB memory). So, I need a memory upgrade.

Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H
Spec - http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4140#sp
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Yes, I run Android Studio with multiple emulatotrs at the same time. Most of the time I use about 7.9 GB Memory (when idle I use about 1.5-2GB memory). So, I need a memory upgrade.

Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H
Spec - http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4140#sp

 

Ok good because too many people get more memory when they are FAR from needing to. lol

 

If you fill all memory slots on that motherboard, then you may need to increase the IMC's voltage, whatever it's called in that BIOS.

 

I think your best bet is to buy a 2 x 8 GB kit and then sell the memory that you have now. Adding a 2 x 4 GB kit might require you to use a higher memory voltage as well in addition to slightly looser timings. It could be a stability headache. If you just get a compatible 2 x 8 GB kit, then you wouldn't have to worry about it.

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First, why do you need another 8 GB of memory? Are you running low on memory due to the way you have to use your computer?

Also, which motherboard do you have exactly?
Yes.......

2 x 4 Gig will run in dual channel, 1 x 8 Gig will not.

Dual channel memory
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Hello everyone,

I need your expert opinion.
Currently I have 2 x 4GB RAM sticks (total 8GB). I need another 8GB RAM. And I have 4 slots on my Motherboard. (2 empty, 2 occupied) My question is, should i get another 2 x 4GB or just one 8GB RAM.
NOTE: The 8GB RAM has the same CAS Latency and Bus Speed as the 4GB RAM.
Thank You

Really no difference, if you added a 8GB or 2X4GB.
Best would be to sell off the current 2X4GB and get 2X8GB.
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