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Question RAM DDR4 3200MHz Configuration Question

Ragahv

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Just about to buy a laptop from: https://rjtech.com/shop/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=30755 and i want to know which RAM to buy. So i have 2 options: 1 * 16GB DDR4 3200 MHz Single Module or 2 * 8GB DDR4 3200MHz (8GB RAM 3200MHz Each but * 2 Modules = 16GB in total) - Correct me if i am wrong.

Just want to know is this type of RAM dual channel, single channel or quad channel and is isn't it better to have 2 8GB's instead of a single 16GB of 3200MHz because if i have 28GB RAM of 3200MHz each then i have access to more speed up to 6400MHz or maybe i can total the speed of both RAM sticks up. 116GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM is costing me $100.00 USD and 28GB is costing me $85.00 USD but 28GB is is cheaper but 2 each have 3200MHz speed each modules but the single 16GB module have only one 3200MHz speed. So isn't that 2*8GB Module more better than buying 16GB 3200MHz option?

Thanks for this . I honor your replies.
 
I would say, always go for dual channel configurations if possible (2x8GB or 2x16GB.)

You should also decide if you will need 16GB for the life of the system or if you will need 32GB in the future. If you need 32GB and you get 2x8GB, you will obviously have to replace all the modules, but you could sell what you have. If you get a single 16GB module, you may have issues with compatibility in the future if you add a second 16GB module, but it could also work without issue.

Buying 2x16GB from the beginning negates all these issues.
 

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