MP 4,1: 8+8+2+2 a good ram config?

HeadshotSK

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Dec 30, 2011
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I read here and there that this system is best done in 3's for some odd reason.
So why have 4 slots?

I currently run 2-2-2-2 and with LR, PS, DW, FF, etc etc. the system is grinding to a halt everyday.

Wondering if I get a pair of 8's and keep the deuces, will the pair of 2's be a hindrance or a boost?

If I get 3 8's will the extra 2g card in the 4th slot add or take away?

Just trying to gain a better understanding of how the config. works and why it's all uppity LOL

thanks!!!
 

Umac-de

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Jan 9, 2013
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Best is 3 of the same size.
But when getting into swap with 3 -> 4 is better...

Buy 3 8's and forget the 2's...
 

HeadshotSK

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Dec 30, 2011
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Best is 3 of the same size.
But when getting into swap with 3 -> 4 is better...

Buy 3 8's and forget the 2's...
Thanks Umac!
OWC & Ramjet I see about $290 roughly.
Anything as good for less out there I should be poking around for?
 

HeadshotSK

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Dec 30, 2011
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Apple, Kingston & Crucial list the 4 Core MP 4,1 as maxing out at 16g! (4x4)
While OWC & amjet both list capabilities of 32.

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