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Ram kits 32GB kit or 2 x 16GB Kit.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi All,

 

I'm looking to build a system that will run with 32GB of DDR3.  The kit I'm thinking of will contain 4 x 8GB dimms.  However it's rather a lot of money!!  So I'm wondering if I can simply first get a 16GB kit running 2 x 8GB dimms and then at a later date get another matching kit to bring me up to 32GB.  Are there any issues with doing that or should I hang on and get the 32GB kit.  

 

Regards.

M.

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As what shroomster said there wouldn't be problems. if the 2x8 is cheaper then go for it  


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you can buy 2x8 now and add 2x8 later no problem, as long as timings speeds and voltages are the same.

Then you will be totaly fine.

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just get 32 GB. Its safer and, if your board supports it, quad channel is an option. If you buy used ram, which hardly degrades in quality/performance you can get 50% off. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

It'll be running on a

 

Z97 MBD

i7 4790K CPU.  

Dual Channel DDR3 Ram  The memory I'm looking at is...

Kingston 32GB 1600MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM Kit of 4 XMP HyperX Savage

 

They come also in 16GB Kits, so I might opt for 1 kit now and then another kit in a couple of months.

 

Thanks for the advice everyone. It's something to think about. 

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Is there such a thing as 16GB x 2 sticks? I could only find the 8GB sticks. My motherboard only supports 8GB sticks up to 32GB total. Some motherboards support 16GB sticks but they do not exist in the marketplace yet. I suspect that DDR4 sticks will be where 16GB sticks appear. 


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Is there such a thing as 16GB x 2 sticks? I could only find the 8GB sticks. My motherboard only supports 8GB sticks up to 32GB total. Some motherboards support 16GB sticks but they do not exist in the marketplace yet. I suspect that DDR4 sticks will be where 16GB sticks appear. 

There are 16gb ecc sticks, they are not supported by normal motherboards though.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

When I refer to 16GB kit, I mean 2 x 8GB sticks. so if I get 2 kits, that would be 4 x 8GB sticks in total. :)

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When I refer to 16GB kit, I mean 2 x 8GB sticks. so if I get 2 kits, that would be 4 x 8GB sticks in total. :)

I'm looking to do the same thing with my ASUS Z97-Pro wifi using two Crucial Ballistix Elite 2x 8gb kits.

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