Ask the Experts Question: Which RAM will give better performance with Z77 board, 2 x 8GB or 4 x 4GB?

Which RAM will give better performance with Z77 board, 2 x 8GB or 4 x 4GB?

What is better for a Z77-based setup, 4 x 4GB sticks or 2 x 8GB sticks of RAM?

Question by Carlos from Australia | Answered by in RAM on Sep 11, 2012 at 1:49 am CDT

Which RAM configuration will give better performance in a Intel Z77 Board. 2 x 8GB, or 4 x 4GB?


Hi Carlos,

Both options are fine, you'll notice no performance difference between either option. I will suggest going for 2 x 8GB sticks of RAM, which is the more expensive option. This will allow you to upgrade in the future to 32GB, if that's something you're after.

Which RAM will give better performance with Z77 board, 2 x 8GB or 4 x 4GB? | TweakTown.com

Performance-wise, you will not see any differences. If you were to end up moving to a quad-channel-based system in the future, all you'd need to go is get another 2 x 8GB sticks and you're ready for quad-channel.

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