Solved Ram upgrade

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Wattsy97

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Hey guys, any help would be much appreciated. I currently have 16gb 2x8 and would like to upgrade to 32gb of ram. My question is, am I better off adding 2 more 2x8 or just go with 2x16.
 

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Couple of things to consider;

The cost of two 16GB sticks to that of two more 8GB sticks.

If one 16GB stick fails you will still have 16GB but it will only work in single channel.

Will you actually benefit from having 32GB of RAM, flight sims are about the only non professional software that needs 16GB or more RAM.
 
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Ok thank you. And another question if you dont mind me asking, sorry.performance wise any upsides or down sides of having 2x16 than 4x8 and visa versa
 

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If both kits of RAM are the exact same spec there is zero difference in the performance as the load is shared between the 2 sticks of RAM that are in the primary dual channel slots, slots A2 an B2 being the norm on MBs that have 4 DIMM slots.
 
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