I have a server that is old and has a maximum per stick limitation of 4GB (240pin) per stick of memory. There are 6 slots. (This question is not specific to: 6 sticks or the maximum memory per stick being 4GB or the 240 pin. I wrote it with those variables being set because I thought the question was easier to read this way.)
I would like to max out the memory of the server by filling all the slots with their maximum memory per slot. Is there any difference in purchasing one set of 6x4GB or two sets of 3x4GB?
Is there such a thing as buying two sets and then the two sets don't work?
Does the memory maker somehow manufacture/test the set of 6 sticks together such that there is less chance of failure?
It seems like it would be common sense to buy the one set of 6 sticks but I don't know if buying one set of 6 would actually be better... and if buying one set of 6 is actually better I wanted to know a little bit about why it is better.
I guess practically speaking I already have 3x4GB in the server. So maybe I can save some money by just buying another set of 3x4GB.