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MrDeAndre
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24GB RAM vs 16GB RAM; is it worth it?

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HP Pavilion - 15-cc123cl
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I'm in game development and I currently have 12gb total ram installed on my laptop, and will soon install more. I was planning on installing a 8gb ram stick that would bring me up to 16gb total ram but now considering installing a 16gb ram stick that would bring me up to 24gb total ram. But at the same time, I dont know if there will be a difference with 16gb total ram or 24gb total ram. 

 

My final question;

Assuming I have enough money to spend, Is it worth adding a 16gb ram stick to my already installed 8gb ram stick or should I just use two 8gb ram sticks?

 

*Also if you have any extra information that might help me or that I might need to know about you can tell me...Thanks in advance👍*

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

If you have the money to spend, it would be worth installing 2 x 16 GB of memory.

 

Otherwise stick with 2 x 8 GB.

 

Here's the deal...when you have an empty memory slot, or install memory in mismatched capacities, it runs in the lower performing single channel mode.

 

Memory runs better in dual channel mode, and in order to achieve that, you need to install 2 x 4 GB, 2 x 8 GB or 2 x 16 GB, etc.

 

So, if you plan on one day upgrading to 32 GB, by all means, add a 16 GB chip to the 8 GB chip for 24 GB.

 

If not, remove the 4 GB chip and install another 8 GB chip to go with the existing 8 GB chip.

 

Watch this video...

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=E_aPaj5QkmM&feature=emb_logo

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You may have heard that games and applications perform better with dual channel memory compared to single channel memory, but why is this the case, and how m...
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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

If you have the money to spend, it would be worth installing 2 x 16 GB of memory.

 

Otherwise stick with 2 x 8 GB.

 

Here's the deal...when you have an empty memory slot, or install memory in mismatched capacities, it runs in the lower performing single channel mode.

 

Memory runs better in dual channel mode, and in order to achieve that, you need to install 2 x 4 GB, 2 x 8 GB or 2 x 16 GB, etc.

 

So, if you plan on one day upgrading to 32 GB, by all means, add a 16 GB chip to the 8 GB chip for 24 GB.

 

If not, remove the 4 GB chip and install another 8 GB chip to go with the existing 8 GB chip.

 

Watch this video...

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=E_aPaj5QkmM&feature=emb_logo

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You may have heard that games and applications perform better with dual channel memory compared to single channel memory, but why is this the case, and how m...
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