1.    08 Feb 2016 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10

    DDR4 channels question

    I need some information about DDR4 memory.

    Memory channel - dual. Does that mean it's better to buy 2x 4GB for better performance, or I can buy 1x 8GB and it will be the same quality,performance and etc.?
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  2.    08 Feb 2016 #2
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 55
    Win10 Pro x64

    2 sticks 4GB of ram:

    - Will allow you to do Dual Channel, even though the gains for dual channel are not that impressive.
    - Can upgrade to a maximum of 16 GB (4x4), which is plenty for regular usage.

    1 stick of ram:

    - You will be able to upgrade to 16 GB if you add an extra one, and 32 if you fill the four slots. although I would recommend memory packs, not different batches of ram.
    - You don't have dual channel

    Personally, I would do 2 x 4GB, 2 x 8 or 4 x 4GB, but that's just me. All ram slots filled looks better if you care about that.
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  3.    08 Feb 2016 #3

    if your motherboard and cpu support it your better off going 4 sticks and running quad channel
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