I am building a PC and am currently purchasing RAM. I have 6 slots supporting up to 24GB total RAM. I had planned to by 2 sets of 2*4GB chips, totaling 16GB and later on possibly buying another set to bring me up to 24GB.
I have read in a number of places that manufacturers suggest buying a single larger kit (i.e. one kit with 6 4GB chips) rather than multiple (identical) smaller kits (i.e. 3 kits each with 8GB chips). The logic appears to be that the manufacturer optimizes these chips so that they run better together. While the RAM appears identical the pricing of larger kits (even though they contain the exact same chips) is much higher than multiple smaller kits, lending credence to this idea.
My questions are as follows: 1) Is this true or is it an old wives tale? 2) How much of a difference does it actually make? 3) Can you foresee any issues with buying multiple smaller kits?
Thanks in advance