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16GB (4x4) or twice as many 8GB (2x4)

16GB (4x4) or twice as many 8GB (2x4)

16GB (4x4) or twice as many 8GB (2x4)

(OP)
HELP!

I've been tasked to order a couple of HP Proliant DL580 G5 Rack servers.  For each one, I ordered 2 processors (Quad-Core Intel Xerox E7440) and for memory is selected two memory boards with 16GB 4x4.  The vendor wants to send me eight 8GB (2x4) kits in total.

Well, I did the math and 2-16GB equal the 4-8GB but are these actually the same?

Any and all comments are welcomed.

RE: 16GB (4x4) or twice as many 8GB (2x4)

I can't speak to the hardware performance aspects as far as access rates with larger chips vs multiple smaller chips but you can think of it this way:  The more chips the better if a chip dies and you have to take it out, you wont have to loose as much memory while waiting for a replacement.  Also the smaller chips can sometimes be cheaper.  If you are going to upgrade to a large amount of RAM later then spend the extra money for the larger chips up front.

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Josh

 

RE: 16GB (4x4) or twice as many 8GB (2x4)

(OP)
Thanks Josh!

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