Laptop ram 2X2gb or 1X8gb

TODD90

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Hi guys I was looking for some hardware advice I have a fairly old laptop I upgraded HDD to an SSD which has helped extend its life I wish to increase my ram memory parts are hard to come by I can either get 2 sticks of 2gb ram or a single stick of 8gb ram for reasonable prices. Which option would you guys pick?
2 sticks of 4gb ram is too expensive for me in excess of £106 in the UK
 

william p

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2X4 is better than 1X8. They take turns processing data while the other "refreshes". It's called Dual Channel memory. Many newer computers even use 3 Channel.
 

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I have a Dell M1330 I used the Crucial downloader to check compatibility it has two slots for ram but should be able to run with just one.
 

william p

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2X4 is better than 1X8. They take turns processing data while the other "refreshes". It's called Dual Channel memory. Many newer computers even use 3 Channel.
 
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