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64Gigs Ram, 8x8 or 4x16? Threadripper

Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:39 pm

Just starting to try to sort out my Sept Threadripper build.
Hope by then all the motherboards,coolers and Ram levels will be reviewed.
I know I'm not going to get top speed with 64Gig, but I love my ramdrive.

Not going to try to get 4Ghz or more out of the cpu. Too much heat/watts etc.
My Ryzen 1700 is fine at 3.9Ghz. Expect the same for Threadripper
as they are supposed to be the top 2-5% of production.

Thoughts Welcome,
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Re: 64Gigs Ram, 8x8 or 4x16? Threadripper

Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:12 pm

16 gig sticks.. always leave room for expansion if possible.
 
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Re: 64Gigs Ram, 8x8 or 4x16? Threadripper

Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:01 am

If you can save a nice chunk of change with 8x8 then go that route, but if the price is close or the same then ya should always go with the highest density configuration.

4x16 will likely allow for better timings over 8x8 configurations, it'll save ~15 watts on system power, and you have that room for expansion later just incase. Larger densities always hold their value longer as well, should you decide to part the rig out or re-use the RAM some time in the future.
 
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Re: 64Gigs Ram, 8x8 or 4x16? Threadripper

Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:31 am

RAM prices will inevitably go down from their current (high) levels and it will probably be much more attractive to upgrade to 128GB in the not-so-distant future. In that case, you should get 4x16 GB.

Performance will probably be a bit better with 8x8 GB, since 16GB dimms are very likely to be dual rank. Price will also be a bit better with 8x8GB.

I recommend 4x16 for future ugradability.
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Re: 64Gigs Ram, 8x8 or 4x16? Threadripper

Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:56 am

Kougar wrote:
If you can save a nice chunk of change with 8x8 then go that route, but if the price is close or the same then ya should always go with the highest density configuration.

4x16 will likely allow for better timings over 8x8 configurations, it'll save ~15 watts on system power, and you have that room for expansion later just incase. Larger densities always hold their value longer as well, should you decide to part the rig out or re-use the RAM some time in the future.


I'd second that advice!
I wish to see things not as they are but as they should be.

Main machine: Core I7 -2600K @ 4.5Ghz / 16 gig ram / Radeon 7870 / 240 gb Corsair ssd / 5tb hd
Old machine: Core 2 quad Q6600 @ 3ghz / 8 gig ram / Radeon 6870 / 240 gb PNY ssd / 1tb HD
 
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Re: 64Gigs Ram, 8x8 or 4x16? Threadripper

Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:07 am

looks like 4x16 is the way to go for my needs.
Had not even thought of the power saving aspect.

Cost is not an issue. My current pc is a 3930 6 core from 2012.
Expect to be using the 16 core Threadripper till it dies.
Don't know where cpus will be going after this.

Thanks!

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