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I am going to do an upgrade on my pc soon so that it will be better for gaming and VR. I want to get 16 gigs of DDR4 memory. what speed do you think I should get ? also would it be better to get two sticks of 8 gig or 4 sticks of 4 gig. if it matters i will be getting a 1151 mobo and i7 skylake
Edited by jim1174 - 2/29/16 at 1:30am
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What are you going to use the PC for? Gaming, software development, virtual machines, video/photo editing?
What do benchmarks of your favorite games/software show in terms of ram speed effectiveness?

Remember that overlock.net is not a help-desk, it's a forum where we do expect some more own effort/research, as well as a more detailed opening post.

Let me answer one question: in terms of speed, 2 sticks or 4 sticks doesn't matter. With 2 sticks you can upgrade in the future if you ever need the 32 GB.
Also when overclocking the less ramsticks you have, the better results you should get. Less ram sticks = less chips = less chance of having one 'weak' chip on there that will hold back your overclocking results. It's like a bicycle chain; the weakest link will determine the total strength.
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I am going to use my pc for hardcore gaming and the oculus rift .
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the GPU is the biggest factor for VR, afaik. correct me if i am wrong
     
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