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Old   April 21, 2014, 17:54
Default Dual Channel memory vs Quad (4930k)
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Hi all,

I'm quite new to CFD and hardware, and I've been lurking around a bit on here and what I can gather is that memory is often more important than the processor (depending on if it can handle dual or quad channel).

So I have a 4930k and dual channel 1600MHz ram.

Can anyone give me an idea of performance increase if I moved to say 2400MHz quad channel ram?

Assuming I sell my current ram it would cost around 80 to make the upgrade.

Thanks in advance!

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Old   April 22, 2014, 08:25
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As ever this is going to depend on a lot of factors, such as software and problem size, but chances are good that you will see a doubling of performance. A 4930K with only two DIMMS was never a good idea.
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