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Ram question

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6 minutes ago, j.woodsy18 said:

im wondering if it would increase the latency timings by running ram in all 4 channels? 

Your motherboard probably supports dual channel RAM.

That means, two RAM channels are going to your CPU.

So if you just use 1 RAM stick, you only use 1 channel and only half of the possible bandwidth.
But 4 sticks are just as fast as 2 sticks because in both cases, both channels are used.

So the same amount of data is transfered per second.
 

Greetings, I currently have 16gb of 3200mhz ram and have been thinking about upgrading to more capacity. This may be a dumb question but would I lose any performance by having 4x 8 gig sticks compared to 2 16 gig sticks? I know that you're supposed to put the sticks in slots 2-4 due to like latency reasons so im wondering if it would increase the latency timings by running ram in all 4 channels? 

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4x8GB single rank sticks will have the same performance as 2x16GB dual rank sticks (assuming the clock and timings are the same) or more performance than 2x16 gb singke rank. 

 

(don't confuse with channels, I'm talking about dual channel configuration in all cases) 

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No. if the ram is identical, you will have no problem.

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6 minutes ago, j.woodsy18 said:

im wondering if it would increase the latency timings by running ram in all 4 channels? 

Your motherboard probably supports dual channel RAM.

That means, two RAM channels are going to your CPU.

So if you just use 1 RAM stick, you only use 1 channel and only half of the possible bandwidth.
But 4 sticks are just as fast as 2 sticks because in both cases, both channels are used.

So the same amount of data is transfered per second.
 

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Thank you friends, kind of a dumb questions but I just wasn't sure ❤️ 

Much love I wish you all a wonderful weekend

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Just now, j.woodsy18 said:

kind of a dumb questions

The are no dumb questions.
We all started from somewhere and the more we ask, the more we get to know.

My build:

CPU

Intel Core i7 9700 8x 3.00GHz So.1151

 

CPU cooler

be quiet! Shadow Rock Slim

 

Motherboard

MSI B360-A PRO Intel B360 So.1151 Dual Channel DDR4 ATX

 

RAM

16GB (4x 4096MB) HyperX FURY black DDR4-2666

 

GPU

8GB Gigabyte GeForce RTX2070 WindForce 2X 3xDP/HDMI

 

SSD

500GB Samsung 970 Evo Plus M.2 2280

 

HDD

4000GB WD Red WD40EFRX Intellipower 64MB 3.5" (8.9cm) SATA 6Gb/s

 

Case

Fractal Design Define R6
3x bequiet! Silent Wings 3 PWM

 

Monitor

ASUS TUF Gaming VG27WQ

 

Headset

Sennheiser GSP670

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32 minutes ago, suedseefrucht said:

The are no dumb questions.

...Only questions that should have been asked before someone started...

ftfy

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