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Well, it's literally taking your current bandwidth and cutting it in half
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What exact kit do you have originally? I bet you can find the same version with a low profile heatsprider. Just like my kit (2000mhz cas 9 @ 1.6v) has a Trident version and Ripjaws version- I chose the Ripjaw so it would fit under my NH-D14.
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what, that bad? so much for convenience...

alright, i'll just go with another order of my original ram...
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dopamin3 View Post
What exact kit do you have originally? I bet you can find the same version with a low profile heatsprider. Just like my kit (2000mhz cas 9 @ 1.6v) has a Trident version and Ripjaws version- I chose the Ripjaw so it would fit under my NH-D14.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231189

this one, i figured i get more of this ram.
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ChronoBodi View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231189

this one, i figured i get more of this ram.
Won't it fit under the heatsink? It's always best to get matching kits.
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post #16 of 32
if you aren't a extreme overclocker get it ... im running 3x2gb rams on dual channel but it's interleaved 2x2 is on dual channel and every programs work on that ...
after reach 4gb limit .... after entering to the 4-6gb ram limit ... it will work on single channel ... but totally it's dual channel ... ^^ and will never give you a penalty or something like that
    
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post #17 of 32
Running dual channel = worse overclock and truthfully (correct me if I'm wrong) memory bandwidth isn't going to kill performance just nudge it in a slightly negative direction.

Edit: A bit of looking on google shows that the performance change is tiny with an on die memory controller. You will see little if any difference.
Edited by hobosrock696 - 3/7/11 at 1:50pm
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ok, since some seem confused....

The way I was reading it he has 4 slots but his cooling fan covers one of the slots. He wants to go to 8GB of RAM and was thinking of adding a single 4GB memory chip because he can't add two 2GB mem chips.

Your best solution would be to buy two 4GB mem chips and just replace the two 2GB chips assuming your slots can accept 4GB in each slot, which is what we are assuming anyways.
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You are right that makes more sense. However I don't know if completely replacing it is the best idea. IF price is not an obstacle go for 2x4gb but if you want to save money adding a stick of 4gb will do just fine and it wont significantly affect you unless you overclock or do a lot of transcoding/compression.
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around 0:22 you can see my ram next to the cooler...

i think it is possible to put in 2 sticks, thou i have to take a real picture next time.
     
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