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ok so im going to buying a 590i board, and i was wadnering if i needed 2x2GB sticks for that board, i use 1x4 now
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First, why not a 780a board? The 590 is quite old (if not antique).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=&srchInDesc=

If that's too much $$, the 750a might be a decent alternative:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=&srchInDesc=

It's two generations newer.. (the 6xx series was skipped on the AMD platform).

Having that said, the mobo chipset doesn't matter much on an AMD board, since the memory controller is on-die on the CPU. However, in case of an AMD rig 2x2GB will run better, since it doesn't put as much stress on the memory controller.
    
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because he has nvidia gpu, i imagine he wants to go sli in the future, which is not possible on amd chipset.

RE: op,

4x1 is fine, but it MAY make life hard when OCing.. Myself, I never had any problems, but some people do. 2x2 is the safer bet either way.
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590i for 40 bucks shipped, im buying off someone here at OCN, i just want to OC my amd cpu some for right now
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because he has nvidia gpu, i imagine he wants to go sli in the future, which is not possible on amd chipset.

RE: op,

4x1 is fine, but it MAY make life hard when OCing.. Myself, I never had any problems, but some people do. 2x2 is the safer bet either way.
errr... the 750a and the 780a are both nVidia chipsets...

The 780G, 780V, 790F, and the 790FX are the AMD chipsets.... confusing? Nay... not too much

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590i for 40 bucks shipped, im buying off someone here at OCN, i just want to OC my amd cpu some for right now
Ok, great deal obviously. Just try with 4x1... it should be just fine.
    
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