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Are the kits different speeds?


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Depends on your motherboards number of channels. 

 

If it's dual-channel? Then there should be no difference since at most two sticks can be run in series.

 

If it's quad channel? Then there is a benefit to going with the former as all four sticks can be run in series.

 

But this is speaking purely from a speed perspective. 

 

Which one will hold their value long term when I go to sell it? The 2x16GB kit. Higher capacity sticks become more valuble as a platform depreciates while lower capacity sticks lose value like a rock (because everyone buys them). It's why I always try to buy the highest capacity sticks I can then upgrade later, even if it means taking a hit on speed.

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16 minutes ago, CircleTech said:

Depends on your motherboards number of channels. 

 

If it's dual-channel? Then there should be no difference since at most two sticks can be run in series.

 

If it's quad channel? Then there is a benefit to going with the former as all four sticks can be run in series.

 

But this is speaking purely from a speed perspective. 

 

Which one will hold their value long term when I go to sell it? The 2x16GB kit. Higher capacity sticks become more valuble as a platform depreciates while lower capacity sticks lose value like a rock (because everyone buys them). It's why I always try to buy the highest capacity sticks I can then upgrade later, even if it means taking a hit on speed.

IIRC there was a slight advantage to running 4 DIMMS. I can't recall what it was though.


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Assuming they're identical in specs, they'll perform about the same, and bandwidth wise, it'll be about the same as consumer chips only have 2 memory channels, and with 2x16, you'll have room for upgradability if needed. 


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