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User Info: Jaghave

Jaghave
4 weeks ago#1
Is dual channel 16gb ram better then straight 24gb ram?
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User Info: 32x2z

32x2z
4 weeks ago#2
I would say no if you need the full 24gb of ram. If you start mixing and matching ram and it does work, bare in mind it will take the worst frequency and timings. I had a co-worker who used 24gb, 1600mhz, with an 8320 for video editing. He didn't mind it, but once his 8gb stick stopped working and he only had 16gb, he straight up stopped altogether because he didn't have time. I would say no based on his experience of going from "being able to edit" to "straight up garbage" in one of his complaints. He told me he lost out on so much time because of the loss of the stick but he also uses all that ram too. Only if you need 24gb would it be better then 16gb.
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Foxfire15
4 weeks ago#3
Jaghave posted...
Is dual channel 16gb ram better then straight 24gb ram?


24GB? I'm not aware of anything in that size. Did you mean 32 GB or are you mixing sizes?

Anyway, Dual Channel is technically much faster, as you effectively have more bandwidth to access the same amount of memory. That said, for an average non-number crunching user, real world difference is minimal as you're not using all the bandwidth anyway. Still, generally better to go with Dual/triple/quad if you can (System depending of course).

Edit: You can have different sized pairs, just make sure sticks are installed in pairs, in the appropriate slots
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User Info: Jaghave

Jaghave
4 weeks ago#4
32x2z posted...
I would say no if you need the full 24gb of ram. If you start mixing and matching ram and it does work, bare in mind it will take the worst frequency and timings. I had a co-worker who used 24gb, 1600mhz, with an 8320 for video editing. He didn't mind it, but once his 8gb stick stopped working and he only had 16gb, he straight up stopped altogether because he didn't have time. I would say no based on his experience of going from "being able to edit" to "straight up garbage" in one of his complaints. He told me he lost out on so much time because of the loss of the stick but he also uses all that ram too. Only if you need 24gb would it be better then 16gb.


I have 24gb all at the same bandwidth
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User Info: 32x2z

32x2z
4 weeks ago#5
Jaghave posted...
32x2z posted...
I would say no if you need the full 24gb of ram. If you start mixing and matching ram and it does work, bare in mind it will take the worst frequency and timings. I had a co-worker who used 24gb, 1600mhz, with an 8320 for video editing. He didn't mind it, but once his 8gb stick stopped working and he only had 16gb, he straight up stopped altogether because he didn't have time. I would say no based on his experience of going from "being able to edit" to "straight up garbage" in one of his complaints. He told me he lost out on so much time because of the loss of the stick but he also uses all that ram too. Only if you need 24gb would it be better then 16gb.


I have 24gb all at the same bandwidth


I would be wrong to tell you that dual channel isn't quicker, so unless you need that ram, you should go dual channel. I do video editing just fine, full screen 1080p, quarter screen showing on triple monitors, and hardly have any lag with 16gb of ram. I will say I hit about 13-14gb of usage though. When I edit, I'm just editing, nothing else. These programs are CPU dependent as well. Speeds between transferring on my storage to program are also important. I generally try to keep the files I'm working on my SSD and in the worst case scenario I will use my HDD's.

What programs are you planning on running where you expect to need 24gb? Gaming doesn't need more then 16gb at the moment. I think the most I've ever used just gaming is 10.5gb.
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User Info: Jaghave

Jaghave
4 weeks ago#6
32x2z posted...
Jaghave posted...
32x2z posted...
I would say no if you need the full 24gb of ram. If you start mixing and matching ram and it does work, bare in mind it will take the worst frequency and timings. I had a co-worker who used 24gb, 1600mhz, with an 8320 for video editing. He didn't mind it, but once his 8gb stick stopped working and he only had 16gb, he straight up stopped altogether because he didn't have time. I would say no based on his experience of going from "being able to edit" to "straight up garbage" in one of his complaints. He told me he lost out on so much time because of the loss of the stick but he also uses all that ram too. Only if you need 24gb would it be better then 16gb.


I have 24gb all at the same bandwidth


I would be wrong to tell you that dual channel isn't quicker, so unless you need that ram, you should go dual channel. I do video editing just fine, full screen 1080p, quarter screen showing on triple monitors, and hardly have any lag with 16gb of ram. I will say I hit about 13-14gb of usage though. When I edit, I'm just editing, nothing else. These programs are CPU dependent as well. Speeds between transferring on my storage to program are also important. I generally try to keep the files I'm working on my SSD and in the worst case scenario I will use my HDD's.

What programs are you planning on running where you expect to need 24gb? Gaming doesn't need more then 16gb at the moment. I think the most I've ever used just gaming is 10.5gb.


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Judgmenl
4 weeks ago#7
The hell are you buying that is 24GB of RAM? That makes no sense unless you're using some old ass HEDT board that has triple channel DDR3.
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Jaghave
4 weeks ago#8
Judgmenl posted...
The hell are you buying that is 24GB of RAM? That makes no sense unless you're using some old ass HEDT board that has triple channel DDR3.


3 x 8gb of ram = 24gb
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32x2z
4 weeks ago#9
Judgmenl posted...
The hell are you buying that is 24GB of RAM? That makes no sense unless you're using some old ass HEDT board that has triple channel DDR3.


https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA7S65U66808&cm_re=24gb_ddr3-_-9SIA7S65U66808-_-Product

There's some 24gb kits that work on a large variety of motherboards.
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arleas
4 weeks ago#10
There's an easy way to tell if the speed matters.... run it with 3 sticks and then run again with 2 in dual channel. Provided that you didn't actually hit the limit of 16GB of RAM the only difference would be whether it was in dual channel or not. From there you could decide if the dual channel speed boost was worth losing 8GB of RAM or not.

It'd be neat if you could just enable the 3rd stick only when you needed to edit and not have it there when you needed to play games.
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