Arne Saknussemm wrote:
This is unfortunately almost entirely untrue.
Mixing kits of even the "same" spec will almost invariably lead to headaches.
If the goal is to overclock, I would agree. At stock speeds mixing kits with the same specs does not generally cause issues. My response to OP was based on his desire to have a stable rig; I'm sure you would agree that overclocking reduces stability. I've personally seen a 5960K drive two DDR4 3000 4X16 kits for a total of 128Gb of RAM on an ASUS board at XMP settings. Still going strong 1 year later...
8x8 kit 100% of the time. While bench test may show no performance gain at stock clocks there is a huge difference in OC ability. 8GB sticks have always beat 16GB chips hands down.
I am assembling my pc and I am in the part of buying Ram memories, I want to mount a block of 64GB in total, then I get a question and it is whether to choose a kit of 4X16 or 8X8?
I would like to know which of the two kits would be more stable for my configuration? which is a X99-PRO / USB 3.1 motherboard and an Intel Core i7-5960X Extreme Edition CPU
The memories that I intend to buy are the F4-3200C14Q-64GTZSW (4X16) and the F4-3200C14Q2-64GTZSW (8X8)
I hope you can help me!!