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Adding 2x8GB or 16GB RAM?

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29 minutes ago, Yukha said:

Hi, i'm considering adding more 16GB of RAM on my 2x8GB RAM + MSI B450 GAMING PLUS MAX.( I'm junior data scientist and 16GB is not enough for me )

The thing is, i'm not very sure how big the impact if i buy single stick 16GB RAM. Am i losing the advantage of dual channel?

 

Here's some configuration that i have in my mind

1. 4x8GB (should be dual channel and i have to resell when i want to upgrade again)

2. 2x8GB on A2 B2 and 16GB on B1

3. 2x8GB on A1 A2 and 16GB on B1

 

What's the best configuration do you think?

yes you loose your advantage of dual channel with 1 stick, 

 

you will have to look in your mainboard manual what configurations are available. if you already have 2x8GB i'm not sure it will support 1 stick in the second channel. 

 

Edit: it supports 1, 2 or 4 dimms.... so no singel stick unless you have no other 

Hi, i'm considering adding more 16GB of RAM on my 2x8GB RAM + MSI B450 GAMING PLUS MAX.( I'm junior data scientist and 16GB is not enough for me )

The thing is, i'm not very sure how big the impact if i buy single stick 16GB RAM. Am i losing the advantage of dual channel?

 

Here's some configuration that i have in my mind

1. 4x8GB (should be dual channel and i have to resell when i want to upgrade again)

2. 2x8GB on A2 B2 and 16GB on B1

3. 2x8GB on A1 A2 and 16GB on B1

 

What's the best configuration do you think?

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I'd do 2x8 for a total of 4x8 sticks.

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29 minutes ago, Yukha said:

Hi, i'm considering adding more 16GB of RAM on my 2x8GB RAM + MSI B450 GAMING PLUS MAX.( I'm junior data scientist and 16GB is not enough for me )

The thing is, i'm not very sure how big the impact if i buy single stick 16GB RAM. Am i losing the advantage of dual channel?

 

Here's some configuration that i have in my mind

1. 4x8GB (should be dual channel and i have to resell when i want to upgrade again)

2. 2x8GB on A2 B2 and 16GB on B1

3. 2x8GB on A1 A2 and 16GB on B1

 

What's the best configuration do you think?

yes you loose your advantage of dual channel with 1 stick, 

 

you will have to look in your mainboard manual what configurations are available. if you already have 2x8GB i'm not sure it will support 1 stick in the second channel. 

 

Edit: it supports 1, 2 or 4 dimms.... so no singel stick unless you have no other 

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36 minutes ago, Robchil said:

yes you loose your advantage of dual channel with 1 stick, 

 

you will have to look in your mainboard manual what configurations are available. if you already have 2x8GB i'm not sure it will support 1 stick in the second channel. 

 

Edit: it supports 1, 2 or 4 dimms.... so no singel stick unless you have no other 

woah i never thought of my motherboard compatibility before, i thought i could use 3 sticks.. so it's better to buy 2x8..

 

thanks mate

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