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I was wondering about this. Because im upgrading my rig, i was buying some new RAM (8gb) and i dont know the real answer to this problem.

My new rig will consist of a core i7-2600k with a proper MSI p67 mobo.
I researched and sandy bridge supports dual channel memory.
dual channel allows increased perfomance with 2 same exact modules right?
the mobo has 4 memory slots, it would be better to take 2x4 gb modules or 4x2 gb?
if i have 4 memory then i use double channel in both pairs? also what is better?
(the 4x2 is cheaper, both are memory of 1600mhz)
    
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It would be better to have 2 DIMMs of RAM. If you have 4 DIMMs, it will still be Dual Channel.
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