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Gaming slower with New, faster Ram?

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My buddy has an A10 5800k APU and used to run 4gb of ram in Dual channel, his brother got him ADATA http://www.amazon.com/ADATA-USA-Series-1600MHZ-AX3U1600W8G11-RD/dp/B00F902QBW ram to replace it. He gets lower frames per second in League and Counter Strike GO. The UEFI bios says it's running at 1600

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Maybe because the new kit is a single stick, instead of 2 in dual channel. Not really sure how much faster ram in dual channel is than ram by itself...

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My buddy has an A10 5800k APU and used to run 4gb of ram in Dual channel, his brother got him ADATA http://www.amazon.com/ADATA-USA-Series-1600MHZ-AX3U1600W8G11-RD/dp/B00F902QBW ram to replace it. He gets lower frames per second in League and Counter Strike GO. The UEFI bios says it's running at 1600

What was the speed of the previous RAM?

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Cause its a single stick and hence is only single channel it effectively runs at half speed and as it is an APU it will be using the RAM as its video memory so that is why his performance has lessened. 

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What was the speed of the previous RAM?

1333, but it was in Dual channel. Not sure why this would make it THAT much slower.

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Maybe because the new kit is a single stick, instead of 2 in dual channel. Not really sure how much faster ram in dual channel is than ram by itself...

Didn't know single channel vs dual channel made that big of a difference.

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Didn't know single channel vs dual channel made that big of a difference.

On a system with an actual graphics card, it doesn't make that big of a difference, but an Apu build will show the difference due to how it relies on the system ram as the vram.
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On a system with an actual graphics card, it doesn't make that big of a difference, but an Apu build will show the difference due to how it relies on the system ram as the vram.

So what would you recommend, use the 4gb until he can get another 8gb of ram to run in dual channel or try and send it back? He got it for $25

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If you're a really good friend you could swap him your 2 sticks of 4 for his 1 :P

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So what would you recommend, use the 4gb until he can get another 8gb of ram to run in dual channel or try and send it back? He got it for $25

Yes. Throw the dual channel kit back in there until he can get another stick of the 8gb.
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