16GB enough? or go for 32GB?
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December 14, 2012, 11:47 AM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Nova Scotia
I guess all those high end workstations and servers are bought with 64-128GB of matched ram all at once. Most "sets" of ram are packaged by their specs, not placed on a test platform and matched to the nanosecond of timing. those two prepackaged 16GB lots probably came from the same production run as that single 32GB lot did and are identical except for their packaging. It's not like matching vacuum tubes in circuits where minor production variance can have a noticeable practical effect.
Only one system I've ever owned or worked on was loaded to capacity upon build but were upgraded (via adding new modules) later and none of them ever functioned the worse for it. And I doubt filling them at build would have made them function better.
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