I've built a lot of computers but have never paid attention to the RAM I've put in them. I was never really in to or understood the whole clock speed vs. the amount of memory vs the amount of bandwidth across several chips. So I need clarification before I go and embarrass myself somewhere along the line.
Is one 8GB stick at 1833MHz better than two 4GB sticks at 1833MHz Or would the two 4GB sticks perform better since the information can be split between two channels? I want to install 16GB of memory. So would 4 sticks of 4GB DDR3 memory to make 16GB out perform two 8GB DDR3 sticks at the same frequency?
I know my question sounds the same, but does utilizing the other 2 channels increase performance or hinder it when making it work harder to access all 4?
Is 8GB at 1600MHz better than 4GB at 1833MHz because it has more memory or would 4GB at the faster clock make my system run much faster? Or would the performance suffer because there is not as much memory?
AMD motherboards/chips do not support tripple channel memory. But I've heard that its not really worth anything. Is that true?
I am using 3D applications for rendering as well as sound design applications, so i need a lot of RAM. I'm not just chucking it in there because I can.
Thanks for your answers in advance! :D