can 4 RAM sticks put too much pressure on the MC?

tatsu99

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hello, im looking to buy a B150 motherboard which has 4 memory slots. i want to use 4x4GB configurtion of DDR4 2133 mhz. but my friend says that using a lot of memory sticks puts pressure on the Memory Controller of the CPU and can cause crashes.... what should i do? buy 2x8GB or 4x4GB? i want to use a i5 6500 and i will be buying this kit:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($108.14 @ Amazon)
Total: $108.14
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Supahos

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Just go 2x8 it's usually cheaper, no slower and gives you upgrade options later if for some reason you needed to. It's not gonna try your MC but there is just no upside to a 4x4 kit
 

Multipack

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It'll be fine. It isn't even XMP, and Skylake can handle it easily. Maybe on 10-15 year old systems, but not now. No real reason to get 4x4 tho.
 

xFeaRDom

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First off, there's no real point in you buying a 4x4GB Kit, you cannot run quad channel, it isn't supported with most motherboards I don't believe, that may be wrong.

I would recommend you to get a 2x8GB Kit to run dual channel, as that is supported.

Not sure on the 4x4GB memory controller theory I doubt they would have 4 RAM Slots if they couldn't support it with too much stress to the point where it starts crashing.

What motherboard do you have? I can look further into it to back up my point.
 

tatsu99

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but isn't quad channel faster than dual channel?
 

tatsu99

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i will be buying this motherboard:
http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/B150M%20Pro4Hyper/
 

xFeaRDom

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Read my post :p

It isn't supported on most motherboards, the maximum is dual channel in most cases.
 

bgunner

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the only time a set of 4 ram sticks effects the memory controller is if your overclocking. Since you are looking at a B series board and a non- K processor you do not need to worry about this effecting your system. BUT it is usually cheaper to get 2X8GB sticks like mentioned earlier.
 

tatsu99

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lol i haven't decided on the memory kit yet :D
anyways this G.skill kit looks cool, will it work fine with this cooler?:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($85.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $85.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-22 10:35 EST-0500
 

Multipack

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That cooler is one of the best on the market. It will be more than enough. And personally I like Vengeance RAM. Its basically OEM Dominator, with lesser (totally pointless) heatsinks and no fancy LED's.
 

Supahos

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Don't put an $85 cooler on a non k processor. Just get something quiet. Mind posting your proposed build? Seeing a few things you've posted I bet I can either cut a big chunk off the price or increase performance a good bit for same money
 

tatsu99

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actually i plan on BCLK ocing the i5 6500 with the ASRock MoBo i posted earlier so hence the $85 cooler, still ill just post the whole build, ill be right back.
 

tatsu99

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whoa, if i use that motherboard then will i be losing my CPU's warranty?
anyways here is the build i was thinking of:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($191.91 @ Jet)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($85.99 @ Newegg)
Thermal Compound: ARCTIC MX4 4g Thermal Paste ($5.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock B150M Pro4/Hyper Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($59.00)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($44.98 @ Jet)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($92.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.78 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card ($409.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: NZXT H440 (Matte Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($95.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($88.58 @ OutletPC)
Software: Microsoft Office Home and Student 2016 Software ($118.98 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($17.88 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" 2560x1440 60Hz Monitor ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1856.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-22 10:56 EST-0500
 

xFeaRDom

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Was the 32GB of RAM a mistake?

If not, save yourself the $80 as it is basically a waste :p

Other than that, one other recommendation, get rid of the Kingston SSD, and get a 500GB 850 Evo, that would be much better.

Everything else seems reasonable.

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/G8DP8K
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/G8DP8K/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($204.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($85.99 @ Newegg)
Thermal Compound: ARCTIC MX4 4g Thermal Paste ($6.84 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B150M Pro4/Hyper Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($59.00)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card ($429.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H440 (Matte Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($95.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($102.98 @ Newegg)
Software: Microsoft Office Home and Student 2016 Software
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" 2560x1440 60Hz Monitor ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1593.71
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-22 11:00 EST-0500

You can find it on Newegg or something similar: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA3FA2KW8151&cm_re=samsung_850_evo-_-20-147-373-_-Product

This is not needed, you could keep the 250GB one, but you have more room on a fantastic drive :)
 
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