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#1 Wooshie


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Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:49 PM

I have found that if a motherboard can take 16 gb of memory why is it usually cheaper to buy 2 8gb kits (2x4) than it is to buy a 16 gb kit (4x4)? I am talking about identical pieces of ram from the same manufacturer and product line.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:27 PM

The 4X4 set is matched RAM, and all 4 sticks are tested to work together. Thats the only difference.

Be aware that sometimes even the exact same model # of RAM can have different memory chips that can lead to problems, hence the addl cash for a matched set.

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