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hello!ive been seeing some differences between 2x8 and 4x4 at ram sticks so i was wondering whats the best vfm at your opinion


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2x8 is better, usually better for compatibility and always better for upgrade path

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4x4 is better on T-Topology boards and 2x8 is better on daisy chain boards. Only down side to 4x4 is you cant add any more dimms. 4x4 will also have slightly higher bandwidth aswell. (2-5%)

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