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Windows 7: 8gig to 16gig?

04 Jul 2011   #1
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit
 
 
8gig to 16gig?

I just recently upgraded my motherboard...everything is fine...works great....got two sticks of Mushkin DDR3 ram 8gigs total....no problems.....well one little problem, or should I say "two" little problems....I have two EMPTY ram slots and it's killing me.

Would it be worthwhile, or should I install the smallest sticks that would work,


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04 Jul 2011   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Four of a kind beats two pair
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04 Jul 2011   #3
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Actual difference in use is not going to be mind blowing, if you are set on it and can shoot the bill I say get it though.

DDR3 is not due to be replaced for at least 6 months.
Samsung is already making ddr4 chips from what I understand
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04 Jul 2011   #4
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

It's not worth it unless you need it.
I didn't technically "need" 16GB, but the extra 8GB was cheap so I upgraded.
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04 Jul 2011   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I agree with everyone else here Ivan.

You may notice a slight improvement doing heavy Video conversions or something. Overall not a big bang. I'm "limping" by on 8GB too. But in your situation, I'd go for the 16GB.
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05 Jul 2011   #6
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit
 
 

Wife wouldn't let 8gigs by, but I did manage to get a pair of 2 gig sticks, same brand....itch is scratched....I feel much better now
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05 Jul 2011   #7
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
Wife wouldn't let 8gigs by, but I did manage to get a pair of 2 gig sticks, same brand....itch is scratched....I feel much better now
I've been pondering the whole RAM stick issue. I am still curious to know whether 4 2g sticks will outperform 2 4G sticks. Glad you got your itch scratched.
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05 Jul 2011   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Me too LS, I think...think that 2x4GB would be faster than 4x2GB. My reasoning is there are fewer connections on one module, haven't seen any real evidence though.
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05 Jul 2011   #9
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
Wife wouldn't let 8gigs by, but I did manage to get a pair of 2 gig sticks, same brand....itch is scratched....I feel much better now
I've been pondering the whole RAM stick issue. I am still curious to know whether 4 2g sticks will outperform 2 4G sticks. Glad you got your itch scratched.
I guess it would depend on how the information in the ram was divided up? Not sure...
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05 Jul 2011   #10
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Let me know if you see any difference at all...I would say that it's highly unlikely if you measure your normal day-to-day tasks.
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