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Quad-channel or dual-channel RAM?

Im going to buy 64GB RAM, but I found it confusing which stick amount I should use. 2x32 or 4x16? maybe 2x32 is better cause it opens the possibility of adding more RAM without putting anything to waste I guess? Im probably missing other key factors so please let me know!

 

I generally game a bit but mostly work in 3D software if that is important information lol.

 

Thanks!

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Four modules is not quad channel, unless the board supports quad channel.

 

The overwhelming majority of boards do not support quad channel. They are dual channel with two RAM slots for each channel. 

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3 minutes ago, Middcore said:

Four modules is not quad channel, unless the board supports quad channel.

 

The overwhelming majority of boards do not support quad channel. They are dual channel with two RAM slots for each channel. 

Aaa okay! So which would be better 2x32 or 4x16? 4 sticks would run dual-channel for two each, Are there any benefits of the two options(2x32 or 4x16)?

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Just now, SampledFutureFunk_ said:

Aaa okay! So which would be better 2x32 or 4x16? 4 sticks would run dual-channel for two each, Are there any benefits of the two options?

2x32GB all day. 4x16GB configs are a bit more sketchy, especially on DDR5 like your last post seems to apply. Because of the way motherboard memory traces are designed, the extra 2 DIMMs are much more limited. 

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9 minutes ago, SampledFutureFunk_ said:

Im going to buy 64GB RAM, but I found it confusing which stick amount I should use. 2x32 or 4x16? maybe 2x32 is better cause it opens the possibility of adding more RAM without putting anything to waste I guess? Im probably missing other key factors so please let me know!

 

I generally game a bit but mostly work in 3D software if that is important information lol.

 

Thanks!

If you plan to upgrade capacity at some point then go with the 2x32.

Typically most systems do not need more than 32GB these days anyhow so 64GB should be moe than enough so my recommendation would be the 2x32. OR which ever combination is cheaper of the two.

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