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    Better 4 sticks or 8 sticks of memory?

    I want to buy and install 64 Gb if memory in the following motherboard.
    ASUS ATX DDR4 3000 LGA 2011-3 X99-DELUXE/U3.1

    Better 4 sticks or 8 sticks of memory?
    Is there benefit one way or the other to either install (4 x 16GB) or (8 x 8GB) ?

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    Re: Better 4 sticks or 8 sticks of memory?

    There is no performance benefit to more sticks beyond the number of memory channels your CPU supports. X99 is quad channel, so the minimum you want is 4 sticks. If the price is the same, I would prefer 4 sticks since 8 sticks is more components to test if something isn't working right.


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    Re: Better 4 sticks or 8 sticks of memory?

    What OS ?

    The "home" versions of microsoft stuff generally only let you "have" 32 gigs iirc.


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    Re: Better 4 sticks or 8 sticks of memory?

    Quote Originally Posted by mmettin View Post
    What OS ?

    The "home" versions of microsoft stuff generally only let you "have" 32 gigs iirc.
    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition 64 Bit

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    Re: Better 4 sticks or 8 sticks of memory?

    For future reference

    Here are the upper RAM limits for the different editions of Windows 7:

    Starter: 8GB
    Home Basic: 8GB
    Home Premium: 16GB
    Professional: 192GB
    Enterprise: 192GB
    Ultimate: 192GB


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