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Should i use one blade of 16 or 2 of 8?

The 16 one is preinstalled but i can grab the other 2 out of my old one. Im getting conflicting information or does it even matter at all since i got it hooked up to my 120hz qled tv



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yes.

I bought my laptop with 1 x 16GB and it is a bottleneck. On benchmark tests I was getting 30% lower scores than my USA counterparts who had 2 x 8GB.

2 sticks will provide you dual channel, so you will get better performance. Most games and modern app are programmed to work better with dual channel. Took me a while to work that out.

I think there is a thread bout it on here if you search threads by me. About my MSI laptop and the issues I had.



 

 

Cobretti2 said:
yes.

I bought my laptop with 1 x 16GB and it is a bottleneck. On benchmark tests I was getting 30% lower scores than my USA counterparts who had 2 x 8GB.

2 sticks will provide you dual channel, so you will get better performance. Most games and modern app are programmed to work better with dual channel. Took me a while to work that out.

I think there is a thread bout it on here if you search threads by me. About my MSI laptop and the issues I had.

Ah thanks, I see the thread about making a choice dated feb2019, didnt really see memory mentioned tho



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Yeah, I think you'll usually want an even number of RAM modules for dual channel if possible.



Add another 16 to the preinstalled



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Dual channel or quad channel, so two or four.



Conina said:
Add another 16 to the preinstalled

Wouldnt that be wasted on 120hz?



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kirby007 said:
Conina said:
Add another 16 to the preinstalled

Wouldnt that be wasted on 120hz?

2X8 should be plenty in terms of temp storage space and gives you a boost due to dual channel. Are the speeds similar between the 16GB stick vs the 8GB sticks? It shouldn't matter as much with Intel, but AMD Ryzen craves faster RAM.



Definitely 2 x 8 GB. 2 x 16 GB would be preferable as new games will start to take advantage of it soon.

You always wan to run your RAM in Dual Channel. You will have a perceivable difference in performance. Triple and Quad channel exist but only if your motherboard and CPU are configured for it....though they don't help much over Dual Channel anyway.



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EricHiggin said:
kirby007 said:

Wouldnt that be wasted on 120hz?

2X8 should be plenty in terms of temp storage space and gives you a boost due to dual channel. Are the speeds similar between the 16GB stick vs the 8GB sticks? It shouldn't matter as much with Intel, but AMD Ryzen craves faster RAM.

Great remark, seeing as the old cards are ddr3 it might be the way to go in the end



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