I am trying to increase the RAM of my home computer, but I am unsure as to how much each aspect of RAM should be weighted (as to which is more important).
My motherboard has 6 slots, so I believe it is triple channeled. It can run 1333 or 1600 speed RAM. I also run this on Windows Home Premium, so I have a limit of 16GB of RAM. Would it be better to get:
4 Sticks of 4 GB RAM, so I have a triple channel of 4, and a lone 4 stick, for a total of 16GB
or 3 Sticks of 4GB RAM, and 3 sticks of 1GB RAM (the 1 GB sticks I have currently), so that I have triple channel for both sets, however I only have 15GB?
Assuming everything is the same (latency, frequency, etc), which would give a better performance? Is the triple channeling worth not having that extra gigabyte?
The more general question I suppose would be, how do you really weight the different aspects of RAM (capacity vs speed vs latency vs # of sticks vs channeling, etc)?