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Hey guys if im going with a sandy bridge build asus p8p67 pro board is it better to go with a 1 stick 4gb ram or a 2x2gb ram. I know if i go with 1 stick i have alot more room to upgrade later but are there any disadvantages? thanks
post #2 of 5
Two 2 gig sticks will give you a very small performance boost for multithreaded apps, since it's dual-channel. Your board has 4 slots, go with 2x2 gig.

That is, of course, if it's cheaper.
Edited by Concorde105 - 3/17/11 at 5:15am
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The motherboard has best compatibility with dual channel (2 sticks) memory. You won;t see or feel much of a performance loss, but if you are going the 4GB stick route I would advise buying 2 x 4GB. But are you really going to need >8GB of RAM?
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hey if i dont oc my ram and i dont do video editing. just basic computer stuff gaming surfing downloading ms office will i see any difference between these two rams?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820104203

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231303
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hey if i dont oc my ram and i dont do video editing. just basic computer stuff gaming surfing downloading ms office will i see any difference between these two rams?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820104203

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231303
You will barely see any difference.
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