Opitmal DDR3 setup?

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JdotH

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My 4x4gb (16gb) Corsair Vengence is hiccoping and I would like to replace it.
Its 1600mhz 9-9-9-24
mobo: Asus p8p67 Evo
Im thinking of going high in mhz...1866 or 2133....I want solid fast ram.
I was wondering if there is any difference between going with 2x4gb (8gb) or single 8gb sticks?
Does running single stick or large gb sticks benefit me in anyway?
4 sticks vs 2?
Can I run a single stick....or for that matter get 2x8gb (16gb) and see no ill effects?
I think I noticed the timings are different for single 8gb sticks of same model....they seem to slow for 8gb sticks vs 4gb sticks.

Thnx.
 
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Honestly, it doesn't really matter. You won't notice the difference, because your RAM won't be the bottleneck in anything you do. If your current RAM is actually broken, just replace it with a working 8gb set, unless you do heavy media work. If you do, get a working 16gb set. Either way, you don't need more than 1600mhz. Save your money and put it toward a GPU upgrade.

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yes with 4x4gb sticks u will get some speed than 8x2gb ,,but u will not notice much difference between them ..u can go with any one based on the cost..the difference between them is found only when u run benchmarks..but for me 4x4gb will be a better bet
 

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Not 8x2gb...2x8gb...
It used to be true that less sticks ment your system ran easier...now I dont know what is optimal.
I just want the best ram setup.....1600, 1866, 2133...1x8gb, 2x4gb, 2x8gb or 4x4gb.....not sure what combo is better then my current Corsair Vengence setup (9-9-9-24).

My setup:
i7 2600k @4.3
Asus P8p67 EVO
Zalman 1000w
gtx480
4x4gb Vengence
1xSamsung 830
2xRaptor storage mirror

 
Honestly, it doesn't really matter. You won't notice the difference, because your RAM won't be the bottleneck in anything you do. If your current RAM is actually broken, just replace it with a working 8gb set, unless you do heavy media work. If you do, get a working 16gb set. Either way, you don't need more than 1600mhz. Save your money and put it toward a GPU upgrade.
 
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I use this rig for CAD and rendering so awesome ram would be nice....
saw a review showing that 2133mhz sticks yeilded a 15%increase in some applications....not sure if its stable enough for me though...hate to render for 5hrs and have it fail.....so maybe 1866 with cas9? Oh and ive heard 1.5v is better....it at least uses less volts so less heat is generated in the end....true?
 
Note that the next page, the application benchmark, has almost no difference.
11% better compression performance seems to be the only major difference. CAD and rendering have nothing to do with that; they're CPU- and, to a lesser extent, GPU-dependent.
 

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I use photoshop aswell and I believe it has thirst for ram....cant remember honestly.
Whats the difference between PC3 14900 & PC3 15000 RAM? (I have those choices at newegg)
 
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