Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Memory › 2x4gb or 4x2gb
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

2x4gb or 4x2gb - Page 2

post #11 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by kiwiasian View Post
where did you hear that?
corsair is one of the most respected names for RAM.
Corsair is just a big name, that's it. They don't sell anything that is better than other brands.

Mushkin is top tier RAM and you'd be fine with 2GB of RAM from any manufacturer.
So Quiet
(16 items)
 
Router
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820K X99-A EVGA GTX 1060 6GB SSC GSkill Ripjaw V 4x8GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB Noctua NH-D15S 10 EDU 2x Dell U2715H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Storm gunmetal and browns Cooler Master V850 Cooler Master XB EVO Logitech G403 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
TECKNET Fluance SX6  S.M.S.L SA-60 Intel PRO/1000 PT Quad Port 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel Xeon E3-1225 V3 Gigabyte H81M-DS2V Crucial Ballistix Sport 2X2GB  Hitachi Deskstar 320GB 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Cryorig M9i pfSense Capstone 450W Rosewill RSV-L4500 
OtherOther
Intel 9301CT Intel 9301CT 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon E3-1225 V3 Asrock Rack C226 WS HD P4600 Crucial 16GB ECC  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial MX100  4 WD Red 2TB RAID 0+1 HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB Yep 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Stock Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Seasonic 450RM Rosewill RSV-L4500 
Other
Intel PRO/1000 PT Quad Port 
  hide details  
Reply
So Quiet
(16 items)
 
Router
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820K X99-A EVGA GTX 1060 6GB SSC GSkill Ripjaw V 4x8GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB Noctua NH-D15S 10 EDU 2x Dell U2715H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Storm gunmetal and browns Cooler Master V850 Cooler Master XB EVO Logitech G403 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
TECKNET Fluance SX6  S.M.S.L SA-60 Intel PRO/1000 PT Quad Port 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel Xeon E3-1225 V3 Gigabyte H81M-DS2V Crucial Ballistix Sport 2X2GB  Hitachi Deskstar 320GB 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Cryorig M9i pfSense Capstone 450W Rosewill RSV-L4500 
OtherOther
Intel 9301CT Intel 9301CT 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon E3-1225 V3 Asrock Rack C226 WS HD P4600 Crucial 16GB ECC  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial MX100  4 WD Red 2TB RAID 0+1 HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB Yep 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Stock Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Seasonic 450RM Rosewill RSV-L4500 
Other
Intel PRO/1000 PT Quad Port 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 19
Thread Starter 
I got the Mushkin's and UD4. Thanks for the help everyone. I can't wait to build this thing
Little John
(8 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k Asus Z270i ROG Strix EVGA GTX 1080 FE G.Skill Trident Z RGB series 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Samsung 840 EVO Custom EKWB loop Corsair SF600 Lian-Li PC-Q37 
  hide details  
Reply
Little John
(8 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k Asus Z270i ROG Strix EVGA GTX 1080 FE G.Skill Trident Z RGB series 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Samsung 840 EVO Custom EKWB loop Corsair SF600 Lian-Li PC-Q37 
  hide details  
Reply
post #13 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trogdor View Post
Corsair is just a big name, that's it. They don't sell anything that is better than other brands.

Mushkin is top tier RAM and you'd be fine with 2GB of RAM from any manufacturer.
Dominator GT used to kick ass, now the new ones are nothing special. They do still have some higher frequency kits than most, but not worth the price unless you have a cpu with a magic IMC & are a benching junkie
The Corsair Dominator GTX2 still blows away all but incredibly expensive & just can't get them anymore.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 990x/3930k/3770k/4770k GB x58a-OC/Asus RIVE/x79 gd65/z77 mpower/z77 MV... gtx480s/gtx580s/7970s/680s/Titan Hyper/PSC/BBSE/Hynix/Samsung 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
HDDs/SSDs DVD Air/water/phase/copper pot Windowz 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
samsung 2320 Razer Lycosa ax1200 carboard box 
Mouse
Trackball 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 990x/3930k/3770k/4770k GB x58a-OC/Asus RIVE/x79 gd65/z77 mpower/z77 MV... gtx480s/gtx580s/7970s/680s/Titan Hyper/PSC/BBSE/Hynix/Samsung 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
HDDs/SSDs DVD Air/water/phase/copper pot Windowz 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
samsung 2320 Razer Lycosa ax1200 carboard box 
Mouse
Trackball 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 19
What are the advantages and disadvantages of having 4gbx2 and 2gbx4 setup?

BTW i testing 4gb and gaming (COD) with no pagefile and i actually ran out of memory.
Buff Hamster
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 5820K @ 4.2Ghz  ASrock X99 Extreme 4  Gigabyte GTX 1070 G1 16GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 2400Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 960 EVO 500GB M.2. 5TB Toshiba 7200RPM  LG CH12NS30 Blu-Ray Combo  Cryorig R1 Ultimate 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Enterprise 64 Bit Dell U2713H Deck Hassium Blue LED Cherry MX Red + Ducky lea...  EVGA SuperNOVA P2 Platinum 1200W  
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Silverstone FT02 USB3.0 Mionix Naos 7000 Artisan Hayate MID Japan Black Large Luxman DA-100 + Audioengine N22 + Tara labs Vec... 
AudioAudioOther
Goodmans Maxim + SVS SB2000 Subwoofer  Grado PS1000 / Beyerdynamic DT990 Blue Yeti Microphone 
  hide details  
Reply
Buff Hamster
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 5820K @ 4.2Ghz  ASrock X99 Extreme 4  Gigabyte GTX 1070 G1 16GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 2400Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 960 EVO 500GB M.2. 5TB Toshiba 7200RPM  LG CH12NS30 Blu-Ray Combo  Cryorig R1 Ultimate 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Enterprise 64 Bit Dell U2713H Deck Hassium Blue LED Cherry MX Red + Ducky lea...  EVGA SuperNOVA P2 Platinum 1200W  
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Silverstone FT02 USB3.0 Mionix Naos 7000 Artisan Hayate MID Japan Black Large Luxman DA-100 + Audioengine N22 + Tara labs Vec... 
AudioAudioOther
Goodmans Maxim + SVS SB2000 Subwoofer  Grado PS1000 / Beyerdynamic DT990 Blue Yeti Microphone 
  hide details  
Reply
post #15 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chalupa View Post
Will I even need more than 4gb for gaming? I wouldn't mind buying 4gb's now and upgrade later.

I use my computer for gaming, surfing the web, and school (visual communications).

Edit: If I go with just 2x2gb sticks. I will use the $75 in savings to upgrade my mobo for the UD4 to UD5.
Since you are doing a visual communications on your studies, I believe your course won't be serious on hardware unless you are on video editing, Maya and animation.

Gaming likewise, it is strongly recommend to stay with 4gb because games like GTA 4 and Crysis for example don't really utilize more than 4gb. It stays around 2 or 3gb depending on load.

For surfing the web, it is rarely or nearly impossible to achieve more than 4gb and above.

Upgrading your motherboard from UD4 to UD5 it is not really recommended unless you are a serious overclocker that depend throughly on phase
(voltage regulator) or the luxury of adding additional graphic card. (Depending on the chipset itself)
Gaming rig
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 760 Gigabyte P55-UD3P AMD Radeon HD6870 (Sapphire) Kingston Hyper-X 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB LG GH-22 Coolermaster Hyper 212 plus Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Philips 230E(Main screen) Acer AL1916W(Secondary) Rosewill RK9100 Mechanical CherryMX Blue Keyboard Aerocool E85M-700W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Ikonik EN2-WB Logitech MX518 Razer Goliathus AKG GHS 1 
  hide details  
Reply
Gaming rig
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 760 Gigabyte P55-UD3P AMD Radeon HD6870 (Sapphire) Kingston Hyper-X 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB LG GH-22 Coolermaster Hyper 212 plus Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Philips 230E(Main screen) Acer AL1916W(Secondary) Rosewill RK9100 Mechanical CherryMX Blue Keyboard Aerocool E85M-700W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Ikonik EN2-WB Logitech MX518 Razer Goliathus AKG GHS 1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #16 of 19
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by marcz123 View Post
Since you are doing a visual communications on your studies, I believe your course won't be serious on hardware unless you are on video editing, Maya and animation.

Gaming likewise, it is strongly recommend to stay with 4gb because games like GTA 4 and Crysis for example don't really utilize more than 4gb. It stays around 2 or 3gb depending on load.

For surfing the web, it is rarely or nearly impossible to achieve more than 4gb and above.

Upgrading your motherboard from UD4 to UD5 it is not really recommended unless you are a serious overclocker that depend throughly on phase
(voltage regulator) or the luxury of adding additional graphic card. (Depending on the chipset itself)
That's good to hear

I ordered everything two days ago. I ordered the UD4 and Mushkin kit.
Little John
(8 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k Asus Z270i ROG Strix EVGA GTX 1080 FE G.Skill Trident Z RGB series 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Samsung 840 EVO Custom EKWB loop Corsair SF600 Lian-Li PC-Q37 
  hide details  
Reply
Little John
(8 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k Asus Z270i ROG Strix EVGA GTX 1080 FE G.Skill Trident Z RGB series 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Samsung 840 EVO Custom EKWB loop Corsair SF600 Lian-Li PC-Q37 
  hide details  
Reply
post #17 of 19
The big difference between 2x4 and 4x2GB is actually considerable.It is very hard for most IMC's to drive 4 modules at a decent speed(I mean overclocking here).2 modules will give you better speeds.However it is also harder for the manufacturer to reach the same speed with a 4GB module than a 2 GB module,so they are more expensive for faster speeds.Recently though you see many more 8GB sets with higher speeds.I see no difference in performance from 2GB to 4GB-so 4 should be plenty however no one ever complained about having too much RAM.So the optimal set-up should be a 2x4GB set with some decent speeds and a decent price.The new RipjawX is an example
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231435
for extreme performance
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231428
mainstream/gaming
Amelia
(13 items)
 
Professional
(13 items)
 
RCPC#1
(17 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1100t MSI 890FX GD65 MSI Radeon HD5670 GSkill RipjawsX DDR3 PC3 12800 2x4GB CL8 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Black 1TB SATA III Samsung BD Zalman 9900MAX Windows 7 64 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
AOC 22" LED Logitech Kingwin Lazer Platinum 500w Fractal Design R3 
Other
Samsung 470 SSD 128GB 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 960T Asus M4A88T-VEVO Asus Strix R7 370 SuperTalent Perfomance 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
GSkill Snipers Monster Daytona Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7,200 RPM 16Mb cache Memorex DVD/RW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H60 Windows 8N IBM 9494 19" LCD IBM 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair GS500 In Win H-Frame Wolfking OCZ Behemoth 
Audio
JBL Creature 
  hide details  
Reply
Amelia
(13 items)
 
Professional
(13 items)
 
RCPC#1
(17 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1100t MSI 890FX GD65 MSI Radeon HD5670 GSkill RipjawsX DDR3 PC3 12800 2x4GB CL8 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Black 1TB SATA III Samsung BD Zalman 9900MAX Windows 7 64 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
AOC 22" LED Logitech Kingwin Lazer Platinum 500w Fractal Design R3 
Other
Samsung 470 SSD 128GB 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 960T Asus M4A88T-VEVO Asus Strix R7 370 SuperTalent Perfomance 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
GSkill Snipers Monster Daytona Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7,200 RPM 16Mb cache Memorex DVD/RW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H60 Windows 8N IBM 9494 19" LCD IBM 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair GS500 In Win H-Frame Wolfking OCZ Behemoth 
Audio
JBL Creature 
  hide details  
Reply
post #18 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redwoodz View Post
It is very hard for most IMC's to drive 4 modules at a decent speed(I mean overclocking here).
Isn't the sandy bridge IMC improved over the nehelem one?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 3800+ Windsor Asrock N68C-S UCC XFX 8500GT Passive Cooled 2x Hynix 512MB DDR2 533MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 500GB SATA LG Supermulti SATA Lightscribe Debian Sid AMD64/Windows XP x86 Dell 17" TFT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CTC Keyboard PS2 Antec Basiq 350W Casecom KB-7760 Cheesegrater Logitech Mouse PS2 
Mouse Pad
F1 Magazine 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 3800+ Windsor Asrock N68C-S UCC XFX 8500GT Passive Cooled 2x Hynix 512MB DDR2 533MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 500GB SATA LG Supermulti SATA Lightscribe Debian Sid AMD64/Windows XP x86 Dell 17" TFT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CTC Keyboard PS2 Antec Basiq 350W Casecom KB-7760 Cheesegrater Logitech Mouse PS2 
Mouse Pad
F1 Magazine 
  hide details  
Reply
post #19 of 19
Just get 2 sticks of 4 GB, Corsair or Mushkin doesn't matter if they have the same specs, get whichever is cheaper.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Memory
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Memory › 2x4gb or 4x2gb