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Filling all 4 ram slots on z170 boards?

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I've been looking at z170 boards and some ram, i noticed with the Asus boards most of the ram on the qualified vendors list is 4x4gb with hardly any 2x8gb or 2x16gb kits. I always heard before that filling all the ram slots is not a good idea because it puts more strain on the memory controller, is this true for Skylake?

If it is, it seems strange that Asus would have mainly 4x memory stick kits as their recommendation and hardly any 2x stick kits.

Anyone know what's up with that?
post #2 of 4
No idea about high speed kits or other boards, but my ASUS Z170-A seems to do 2666 4x4 kit just fine
post #3 of 4
When those QVL lists were created that 2x8 or 2x16 might not have been available. How old are QVL lists and are they updated as new RAM becomes available?
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This one in particular was last updated in November http://www.asus.com/uk/Motherboards/MAXIMUS-VIII-HERO/HelpDesk_QVL/

Is it still pretty much recommended to go with 2x stick kits then?
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