2x8gb or 4x4gb

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A guy that I play games with was telling me the other day that 4x4gb is better than running 2x8gb. I always thought it didnt make much of a difference but wanted some outside information from people that prob would know more about it.

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For Specifics I am using a
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

and was between

G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C10D-16GAO

or

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL
 

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i would go for 2X8gb to leave some expansion room in the future and anyway 4 dimms is a rough thing on motherboard... (some reduce speeds, others CL, others run fines, depending on the motherboard quality)

In clear 2X8gb will be my choice unless you have a 16gb 2133mhz kit in 4X4 at 70$ like me...

FYI: 2133Mhz CL11 G.Skill sniper series 1.6V and it runs 2240 CL10 @ 1.65V no problems... (memtest, prime 95, AIDA64 and intel burn test stable)
 

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