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2 or 4 sticks? What speed?

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I am looking at getting this mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131620

I want 8Gb of ram. Should I get 2 sticks of 4Gb or 4x2Gb?? Also should I stick to 1600 and tighter timing or go for the faster stuff? Any brand recommendations?
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If you're OC'ing. You generally want lesser sticks.
So I'd say 2x4GB
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Originally Posted by mbudden View Post
If you're OC'ing. You generally want lesser sticks.
So I'd say 2x4GB
This. It'll also reduce the chance of faulty sticks.
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post #4 of 8
And allow for more RAM later. Also, should any of the other slots go TU on you then you have spares.
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post #5 of 8
Two sticks. Not sure of any situation that 4 sticks would be better, if the strength of the sticks in total is the same.
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Looks good.
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post #8 of 8
Yes. Not to mention Mushkin is a good brand.
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