How many ram sticks if you have four slots?

Discussion in 'Computer Memory and Hard Drives' started by Daniel Dukai, May 19, 2017.

  1. Daniel Dukai

    Daniel Dukai Member

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    If my motherboard has 4 slots, how should I configure 16GB of RAM @ 2400mhz?

    4 x 4GB or 2 x 8GB? And why?

    G.Skill Ripjaws V is the desired RAM stick.

    Thanks, just trying to understand.
     
  2. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    What platform?

    I'd just get 2x8G. More room to upgrade, slightly less stress on the memory controller. Usually systems struggle more with ram overclocking with four sticks.
     
  3. Daniel Dukai

    Daniel Dukai Member

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    Ryzen 5 1600 with Asus Prime B350-Plus. (Planned build / dream build)
     
  4. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    Here's the 'officially supported' RAM configurations for that:

    • Dual-Rank w/ 4 DIMM: Up to 1866 MHz
    • Dual-Rank w/ 2 DIMM: Up to 2400 MHz
    • Single-Rank w/ 4 DIMM: Up to 2133 MHz
    • Single-Rank w/ 2 DIMM: Up to 2667 MHz

    At 4 DIMMs your speeds diminish significantly.
     
  5. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 Master of Turning Things Off and Back On Again Staff Member

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    That's disappointing
     
  6. Intel_man

    Intel_man VIP Member

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    Yea.. sounds like a weak IMC.
     

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