4 sticks are better than 2

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KVRAF
3334 posts since 8 Jul, 2008 from UK

Post Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:45 am

Anyone know about this for RAM and how it might impact music software?

Apparently 4 DIMMS are better than 2 , so 4 X 4 Gb is better than 2 X 16
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KVRAF
29566 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:52 am

Looks like it's pretty neglectable. Even for gamers. The impact on running audio apps will probably be even less.

At least I wouldn't spend a thought on it, when 50 € more on the CPU can already buy me a multiple of that.
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KVRer
2 posts since 25 Sep, 2021

Post Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:39 pm

Agreed there is a theoretical difference but it's so small you wouldn't actually notice it when using a program. The most important thing for music is cpu single-core performance

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KVRAF
30844 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:45 pm

so ... 4 x 16 FTW? :ud:

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KVRAF
30844 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

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KVRian
624 posts since 21 Aug, 2017 from Brasil

Post Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:05 pm

LeVzi wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:45 am
Anyone know about this for RAM and how it might impact music software?

Apparently 4 DIMMS are better than 2 , so 4 X 4 Gb is better than 2 X 16
Dual memory controller or QUAD memory controller?
Dual memory controller in Daisy Chain or T-Topology?
https://youtu.be/3vQwGGbW1AE

The RAM sticks are Dual Rank or Single Rank?
https://youtu.be/kEP8iVVQR-g

For a daisy chain dual channel memory controller:

-The best is two RAM sticks double rank.
-Two RAM sticks is more compatible and two double rank
have more bandwidth than two single rank.
-Four single rank will have more bandwidth than two single rank.

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KVRAF

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3334 posts since 8 Jul, 2008 from UK

Post Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:41 am

I think they are single rank but the daisy chain effect makes a performance improvement but after all i've been reading, as was said, its not really a massive performance increase and for music really isn't something I need to think about, so I will go with 2 sticks in dual channel.
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