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DDR4 RAM - Upgrade

morph84

21 months ago

Hi, this is my current build:

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/WPPscf

I want to upgrade ram from 8 to 16Gb. Any performance difference in gaming between a new 2X8gb new stick(same freq) and adding 2X4Gb (same model) to the current conf?

I would like to save some money and if I can't sell my current ram it would be better for me to buy 8gb. Thanks in advance.

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  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, if you think 16GB would be enough, you could buy another two of the same Ram modules.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0123ZBPDA/?tag=pcpapi-20

If you think you need more than 16GB in the future, i would buy those below:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0134EW7G8/?tag=pcpapi-20

That makes a price difference from +$92 over an 2x4GB kit.

But you could sell your already bought 2x4GB modules, and get some cash back.

First scenario should work, and the second scenario would be better in the long run, if you need more than 16GB of Ram. ;)

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

You should check out GTX980 benchmark videos on youtube. Specifically have a look at VRAM and RAM allocation while running games and see if your VRAM caps in certain games when playing in high-ultra settings. Since you have 4GB of VRAM, perhaps the 16GB of RAM will improve performance in games. I'm not too knowledgeable in this field.

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