Upgrading to 8GB
I currently have a set of these OCZ (OCZ2P8004GK) DDR2 PC2-6400 Vista Performance Platinum 4GB (2x2048) Kit Dual Channel
I want to upgrade to 8GB possibly in the near future.
What I'm wondering is, do I buy 2x4gb or do I run a 4x2gb ?
What are the differences and I do plan to OC. System specs in sig.
Thanks in advance.
EDIT: System Specs since the signature did not update and is only reflected in posts after.
Intel E8400 (3.0 ghz) w/ CM 212+ [planning to OC very soon]
Palit HD4850 512mb
2x2gb OCZ Vista Performance Platinum
OCZ StealthxStream 600W
Windows Vista 64bit -> Windows 7 once school is done.
Welcome to HWC impruv! I'm not seeing your signature or system specs. We assume that you're running a 64 bit OS. I think most people will agree that two 4Gb sticks will treat you better than vice versa. Other people will have some good brand and spec ideas for you once we see your system specs. I started out running 4 x 1Gb sticks then went 2 x 2 and finally went to 4 x 2Gb. Love my Mushkins!
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Hmm... weird because I see a preview of my signature in my User CP. But I made the signature after the OP.
Haha, thanks for the welcome... I've been lurking for a while but made the account recently :clap:
do you have a need for 8? or just want 8?
And sometimes rendering giant photos or heavy layered manipulations in photoshop can take a while.
Though, I am also starting to get into video editing and the sort so I believe it will be beneficial.
And... it's Christmas! :bananafunky:
Anyone know? Need to make a decision soon.
I will suggest you take 2 * 4GB , but if it was me I will go with 4 * 2gb , but I will make sure to check the qualify vendor list on the asus website , some memory can't be place in the 4 slot......... I can always put it in an other rig if it,s a problem. but in your case, you mention you are a student, so go for the less risky one.
sometimes Photoshop can take a whole lot of mem. even if it's only for the history function. it happens to me sometimes and i got 4GB of it. go for 8!
If you plan to overclock the ram, 2 sticks will be easier to overclock than 4 sticks.
its always better, to have less sticks of ram, as stated above gives better overclocking, and less stress on the northbridge. also for those who say u don't need the ram, if you turn of pagefileling your going to need 6gb+ easily
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