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16GB dual-channel or 24GB single Channel

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey fellaz, 

 

Was wondering if i would be better off running less memory in dual channel or more in single channel? 

 

I have a Ryzen 3 2200g, Asrock ab350 pro4, GTX 650Ti. I don't play any games. Mainly use it for internet with lots of chrome tabs open, Photoshop, After Effects, and creating animations.

 

I currently have 8gb Installed but just picked up 2 identical sticks of Samsung 8gb... I was just looking at ASRock website for memory slot installation but not exactly sure what I'm looking at. I know all three sticks that I have now are single rank 1Rx8. 

 

I also know that the two sticks I just bought are not a set and are not guaranteed to work in dual-channel but since they are identical sticks bought at the same time i think the chances of them working in dual-channel are probably good. I'm kind of an old school PC guy never actually ran memory in dual Channel and not sure in my day-to-day usage if I would be better off with less memory running faster or in dual-channel then more memory in single Channel... 

 

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2 minutes ago, bigjoncoop said:

Hey fellaz, 

 

Was wondering if i would be better off running less memory in dual channel or more in single channel? 

 

I have a Ryzen 3 2200g, Asrock ab350 pro4, GTX 650Ti. I don't play any games. Mainly use it 4 internet with lots of chrome tabs open, the Photoshop, After Effects, and creating animations.

 

I currently have 8gb Installed but just picked up 2 identical sticks of Samsung 8gb... I was just looking at ASRock website for memory slot installation but not exactly sure what I'm looking at. I know all three sticks that I have now are 1Rx8. 

 

I also that the two sticks I just bought are not a set and are not guaranteed to work in dual-channel but since they are identical sticks born at the same time the chances of them working in dual-channel are probably good. I'm kind of an old school PC guy never actually ran memory until Channel and not sure in my day-to-day usage if I would be better off with less memory running faster or in dual-channel then more memory in single Channel... 

 

Thx guy's 

If you run all three sticks, and it posts up, it'll actually use the first 16 GB in dual channel, and the remaining 8 GB as single channel, so you can actually have the best of both worlds.


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I'd go dual channel, even if you're not gaming the memory bandwidth will be helpful for almost everything else.


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Using all of your 3 sticks will leave you in flex mode, not single channel, as the guy above mentioned.


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Hmmm, it's a bit tough. I personally would go with more memory, but your knowledg may vary, I think that for your use case it's not worth it the dual channel.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

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Yeah I think you're right. I don't think in my usage case I would benefit a whole lot from Dual Channel. I think I'm leaning towards having more memory total would be more beneficial. And I was thinking since I'll have so much more memory than I'm used to....  no I'm not exactly sure if I'm correct with what I'm thinking but couldn't I use a bunch of my new memory as a ramdisk somehow for Adobe caching or something like that so while using After Effects it'll be a little faster?

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if you need more than 16gb of ram just run it all. I took a speed hit when I moved from 2x8 to 4x8 but its worth it for me


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