Matched Pair RAM or two identical single sticks?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by oneinten, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. oneinten macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2013

    I've found some Corsair Vengeance 4gb Ram on amazon and it's much cheaper to buy two 4GB sticks separately than the 8gb bundle.

    Will two seprate sticks of 4GB ram behave correctly if they're the same make/model/spec?

  2. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    I've bought both ways. There is always the chance that the single chips won't run in dual channel, but I've never had that problem. I had a dell laptop that I bought 2 single sticks months apart and still ram in dual channel. Most of the time I buy kits because it is usually cheaper, but in this case it doesn't sound like so buy it however is cheapest.
  3. rbrian macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2011
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    I've mixed and matched and never had a problem.

    Then again, what price peace of mind?

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