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When comparing ddr3 ram, i noticed that a 8gb (4x2gb) was always generally cheaper than if it was configured as 2x4gb? Is there a reason for that? I mean they would be the exact same brand and speed... the only difference being the configuration.

Why?
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probably something along the lines of convenience... with 2 4gb sticks you would only fill up 2 dimm slots; allowing you to upgrade to more (but unnecessary) ram. also, the more ram slots filled, the more stress is put on the north bridge.
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Larger size DIMMs are more expensive. A kit with more smaller DIMMs turns out to be cheaper.
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Two 4GB sticks require more "dense" modules to cram that much capacity on a stick, which probably costs more. Also, they probably feel they can charge a bit of a premium for the convenience of getting the same capacity in fewer sticks since this will allow you to cram more RAM into one system.
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A 256MB RAM chip costs more than a 128MB RAM chip.
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
A 256MB RAM chip costs more than a 128MB RAM chip.
^^
I was gonna say something like that!
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Man right now i have 2x4gb hyperx 1600 hz ddr3 ram but newegg has a sale and i am tempted to get another set for 16gb. AAAHHHH i don't know what to do

I don't need it, i just have this uneasy feeling looking at the empty dimm slots
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post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by badatgames18 View Post
Man right now i have 2x4gb hyperx 1600 hz ddr3 ram but newegg has a sale and i am tempted to get another set for 16gb. AAAHHHH i don't know what to do

I don't need it, i just have this uneasy feeling looking at the empty dimm slots
Tell me about it! I feel that same way, but at the same time I want to upgrade to a DDR3 Sata3 motherboard. plus it seems DDR3 is cheaper
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Sale is over at midnight and with the discount 8gb of kingston HyperX 2x4gb 1600hz ram is all a meager 89 dollars plus free shipping, isn't that a good deal?

This: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...tent-_-text-_-

plus this code: DM15A02US = 89 dollars man
Edited by badatgames18 - 2/12/11 at 11:11pm
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