3x2 GB sticks or 1x4 GB stick

antwanman12

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I'm helping my buddy build a gaming rig and I was wondering if I would get more performance per dollar with one 4 gig stick or three 2 gig sticks, both of 1600.

I've heard some people that say faster is better and some that say more is always better.

Thanks in advance
 

shortstuff_mt

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That depends on what system the RAM is going in. Is it an LGA 1356 system that can run triple-channel RAM? If not, I wouldn't get either configuration. A 2x2GB setup is best for most systems since it allows the RAM to run in dual-channel mode.
 

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