"Besides the small performance bump in the encoding/rendering productivity applications, we have also seen lower loading times in various memory hungry games such as Forza after the upgrade and the stuttering was gone. One other aspect is that by using a larger memory quantity, we will also decrease the wear from the boot drive (a usage example would be working with a larger project in Adobe Premiere). Even if the RAM did run at the same frequency as before, the speed bump is mainly due to the switch from a single-channel (stock) configuration to a dual-channel."
Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips