Q&A 2x16 GB Ram Vs 16 GB Ram whats the difference, one slot.

Freud2004

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I try to search in google, but don't find an exact explanation,

My new laptop, ACER Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-79LK (Intel Core i7-10750H - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 - RAM: 16 GB - 1 TB SSD - 15.6''), probably will come withe One slot 2x16Gg Ram.

What this means, 2x16gb, its one dim but makes dual channel mode?

What is the difference if I buy two dims and occupy the two slots with 8GB Ram, making dual Chanel?

So I don't really understand, if 2X16 one dim its one dim but makes dual Chanel, or 2x don't have nothing to do with dual channel mode.

Tanks, sorry for my English.
 

Lenny_Fox

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Nowadays one large or more identical memory sticks don't matter anymore, bandwidth and parallelism seems to be handled more intelligently by mobo/cpu. Differences are minimal. Better buy the best option performance wise for the money you can spend (so I would buy the 2x16 on 1 stick when it was cheaper and had same bandwidth and timings). .

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Freud2004

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Jun 26, 2020
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Nowadays one large or more identical memory sticks don't matter anymore, bandwidth and parallelism seems to be handled more intelligently by mobo/cpu. Differences are minimal. Better buy the best option performance wise for the money you can spend (so I would buy the 2x16 on 1 stick when it was cheaper and had same bandwidth and timings). .


Tanks, so I will not spend more money now, I will leave the 2x16GB RAM, for now ill be enough the 2x16GB of ram in a single slot. For what I understood I will not win performance for buying two 8GB RAM and populate the two slots.
 
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