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2x4GB vs 4GB+8GB (Dual Channel vs Capacity)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm planning on getting an Acer Predator Helios 300 here in Malaysia. Unfortunately, the local model only has 4GB of RAM compared to 8GB or maybe even 16GB in other models. Here are some specs of the laptop:

 

CPU: Intel Core i5-8300H

GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB

RAM: 4GB DDR4

Storage: 128GB M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD

Screen: 1080p 15.6" IPS 60Hz

 

So, here's the problem. Should I get another 8GB stick to increase my memory to 12GB or get another 4GB stick instead to take advantage of the dual channel memory configuration? I plan to game as well as do some light media editing in the future. Which will be more beneficial? Thanks! 


SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS:
~ FUTURE DESKTOP BUILD  ~
>> PHYS-X >>

»« Intel Pentium G4620 @3.7GHz»« Inno3D iChill X5 CPU Cooler »« Corsair ValueSelect 8GB DDR4 @ 2133MHz »«

Gigabyte GTX 1060 Windforce OC 6GB GDDR5 »« PenDrive 128GB RapidX SSD »« Western Digital Blue 1TB HDD @ 7200 RPM »« ASUS H110M-K DDR4 Motherboard »« Super Flower Leadex Silver 550W Fully Modular PSU »« Tecware Alpha White/Black Case »« Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit OEM »

 

~ LAPTOP ~
>> HYPER-X FURY >>

Model: Acer Aspire E5-473G-50RY
»« Intel Core i5-5200U @ 2.2GHz Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz »« 8GB DDR3L @ 1666MHz »« NVIDIA GeForce 920M 2GB DDR3 »« SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB SSD »« Seagate Samsung Spinpoint 8M 1TB HDD @ 5400RPM »« Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit Anniversary Edition »«


~ PERIPHERALS ~
Monitor: Acer S191HQL 18.5" 1366x768 @ 60Hz
Mouse: PowerLogic Shark Ambidextrous Mouse (Yellow)
Keyboard: Logitech K200 Keyboard

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Media editing will make use of the dual channel memory bandwidth. So i'd just stick with the 4GB will you have have enough to get a 16GB dual Channel kit.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
15 minutes ago, TopHatTom said:

Media editing will make use of the dual channel memory bandwidth. So i'd just stick with the 4GB will you have have enough to get a 16GB dual Channel kit.

No, I can't afford a 16GB kit. 


SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS:
~ FUTURE DESKTOP BUILD  ~
>> PHYS-X >>

»« Intel Pentium G4620 @3.7GHz»« Inno3D iChill X5 CPU Cooler »« Corsair ValueSelect 8GB DDR4 @ 2133MHz »«

Gigabyte GTX 1060 Windforce OC 6GB GDDR5 »« PenDrive 128GB RapidX SSD »« Western Digital Blue 1TB HDD @ 7200 RPM »« ASUS H110M-K DDR4 Motherboard »« Super Flower Leadex Silver 550W Fully Modular PSU »« Tecware Alpha White/Black Case »« Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit OEM »

 

~ LAPTOP ~
>> HYPER-X FURY >>

Model: Acer Aspire E5-473G-50RY
»« Intel Core i5-5200U @ 2.2GHz Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz »« 8GB DDR3L @ 1666MHz »« NVIDIA GeForce 920M 2GB DDR3 »« SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB SSD »« Seagate Samsung Spinpoint 8M 1TB HDD @ 5400RPM »« Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit Anniversary Edition »«


~ PERIPHERALS ~
Monitor: Acer S191HQL 18.5" 1366x768 @ 60Hz
Mouse: PowerLogic Shark Ambidextrous Mouse (Yellow)
Keyboard: Logitech K200 Keyboard

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