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3 minutes ago, Firewrath9 said:

Get 2 sticks of ram, 2x4 or 2x8.

 

get the corsair 88r, as you have a matx mobo anyways.

sorry im new to this can you  explain why 2x4 is better than 1x8?

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4 minutes ago, LegendFrosty said:

sorry im new to this can you  explain why 2x4 is better than 1x8?

Using 2 sticks of RAM instead of 1 essentially means that you have more bandwidth. 

When there are two lanes on a busy street, more cars can drive down it at once. 

 

Not to mention, Ryzen likes having dual channel memory; performs a bit better. Just make sure that if you do 2x4 (or 2x8, or anything else) that you alternate the memory slot placement to ensure that dual channel mode is enabled. 

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1 minute ago, Eastman51 said:

Using 2 sticks of RAM instead of 1 essentially means that you have more bandwidth. 

When there are two lanes on a busy street, more cars can drive down it at once. 

 

Not to mention, Ryzen likes having dual channel memory; performs a bit better. Just make sure that if you do 2x4 (or 2x8, or anything else) that you alternate the memory slot placement to ensure that dual channel mode is enabled. 

TYSM i didnt know that.

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On 12/27/2018 at 5:22 PM, LegendFrosty said:

sorry im new to this can you  explain why 2x4 is better than 1x8?

So its like a 2 way highway/road vs 1, so essentially more data can go to ram from CPU. However, you cant have 4 so even if you have 4 sticks, its still a 2 lane highway.

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