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    What's best 2 x 16 GB or 4 x8GB sticks of 3600 RAM

    As per the title, can anyone tell me which is best out of the 2 kits of RAM specifically out of these two:
    https://www.mwave.com.au/product/gsk...memory-ab94984
    or
    https://www.mwave.com.au/product/gsk...memory-ab95245

    They both have the same ratings/timings. but I am not clear if there is any advantage between the 2. The only difference is one kit comes a a pair and the other is a kit of 4 sticks of RAM. TIA

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    Depends....

    Look up interleaving..

    Also T topology boards will run 4 sticks better often...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arne Saknussemm View Post
    Depends....

    Look up interleaving..

    Also T topology boards will run 4 sticks better often...
    thanks. I wonder though if the difference is noticeable in real time or everyday use?

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    I would even say in real life the difference between 3200 and 4000 is practically unnoticeable

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    Quote Originally Posted by cniedzi View Post
    I would even say in real life the difference between 3200 and 4000 is practically unnoticeable
    Of course!
    but that's not why people do things lol.

    you get a kick out of firing up Aida64, do a **** town of memory benchmarks, comparing between:
    - stock Jedec
    - 2666, 3000, 3200, 3600, 4000!

    then look at graph/ numbers, then you start wondering to yourself, is there a way to squeeze more out of it? hmm lemme tighten the timings again.

    THEN OH SHI- IT CRASHED, FROZE, BLEU SCREEN OMGWTFBBQ MOOOOOMM.
    then you relax the timings, then run memtest all day, maybe 10 hours when you finally believe you got the timings subtimings down.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cniedzi View Post
    I would even say in real life the difference between 3200 and 4000 is practically unnoticeable
    this is not my question, i asked what is better [faster and more stable] 2 x 32GB sticks of RAM or 4 x 8GB sticks rated at the same specs, in this case 3600MHz

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    Quote Originally Posted by XYchromosone View Post
    this is not my question, i asked what is better [faster and more stable] 2 x 32GB sticks of RAM or 4 x 8GB sticks rated at the same specs, in this case 3600MHz
    I've answered your question:
    Quote Originally Posted by XYchromosone View Post
    thanks. I wonder though if the difference is noticeable in real time or everyday use?
    And this is an answer to your 1st question: in theory T topology makes it is easier to obtain tighter timmings & higher speed with 4 sticks kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haihane View Post
    Of course!
    but that's not why people do things lol.

    you get a kick out of firing up Aida64, do a **** town of memory benchmarks, comparing between:
    - stock Jedec
    - 2666, 3000, 3200, 3600, 4000!

    then look at graph/ numbers, then you start wondering to yourself, is there a way to squeeze more out of it? hmm lemme tighten the timings again.

    THEN OH SHI- IT CRASHED, FROZE, BLEU SCREEN OMGWTFBBQ MOOOOOMM.
    then you relax the timings, then run memtest all day, maybe 10 hours when you finally believe you got the timings subtimings down.


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    lol running G.Skill 32GB 4.133Mhz 17-17-37 Kit the first time on the Asus Maximus XI Extreme (thanks to the 9900KS)!

    Now running (and reaching) 24 hours HCI MemTest Pro and no errors (reaching 2000% coverage).

    I would not say faster memory wont help (maybe the sweet spot is a 3200mhz) but the key are the CAS Latency and its subtimings.

    BTW: 16gb modules usual dont have very good timings like 4x8gb kits.


    look youtube videos and you will see a difference in fps in games (more than you will think).
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    Hi,
    Both of those kits are garbage

    3600C16 or C15 if you want 3200 shoot for C14
    How many sticks and amount depends

    Quad channel board shoot for at least 4 sticks
    Dual channel board shoot for at least two sticks

    All platforms oc better in dual channel

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