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So i can pickup a pair of 4gig CL9 sticks for $52.99/ea

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Product...31389(ME).aspx

or

a pair of 4gig CL9 sticks for $119.99

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Product...31392(ME).aspx

is there even a diffrence of going with the matched set? or save myself the $14? If its worth going to the matched set I think ill go with the CL8 version

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Product...31393(ME).aspx
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so by posting a link to save $3 after shipping your saying get the dualchannel kit? I dont think the "matched ram" is really worth anything other than a marketing ploy and the original question still stands.

"is there even a diffrence of going with the matched set? or save myself the $14? If its worth going to the matched set I think ill go with the CL8 version"
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yes - when it comes to dual channel RAM - you need to use exactly the same RAM so "matched pairs" are what you need!

THEN

What your title states is actually the same - 2 x 4gig or 4gig x 2 is still 2 sticks of 4 GB RAM

I think what you mean is 2 x 4 Gig or 4 x 2 Gig?

In which case i would advise 2 sticks of 4 gig - the Intergrated Memory Controller on your CPU will have less work which means you will have more chance of gettign a better OC.
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post #5 of 7
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I ment

Buy two 4gig sticks in a matched package of two (for more money)

or

Buy the same two 4gig sticks in individual packaging (for less money)

Same Ram, timeing, voltage, its even the same manufacture number on the ram (packageing has diffrent numbers)

It's just not "matched Ram sets" which I read as "Matched marketing ploy" unless its proven otherwise which is what I am asking.

clear as mud?
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If the voltages and timings are the same there shouldn't be any issues. Just buy the singles and save the money.
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Originally Posted by Mechboy View Post
I ment

Buy two 4gig sticks in a matched package of two (for more money)

or

Buy the same two 4gig sticks in individual packaging (for less money)

Same Ram, timeing, voltage, its even the same manufacture number on the ram (packageing has diffrent numbers)

It's just not "matched Ram sets" which I read as "Matched marketing ploy" unless its proven otherwise which is what I am asking.

clear as mud?
Ah, Ok - in this case you will be ok to buy the 2 sticks of RAM seperatly. However you cant guarantee that the two sticks are correct when you get them.

The matched pair is more expensive as the manufacture has pick two that are the same and taken the risk out for you.

It really is up to you if you think that it is worth the risk not to buy the matched pair. (personally i think you will be ok)

Good Luck.
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