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Windows 7: Installing 3rd RAM on Dual Channel Motherboard

16 Nov 2015   #1
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Installing 3rd RAM on Dual Channel Motherboard

Hi all i have a question regarding installing 3rd RAM on a dual channel motherboard. I have already installed and running a dual channel kit by Kingston HyperX 1866 4GB x2. If I install another module of same speed will it unstable the performance? Or crash apps as it wont be running on dual channel mode.


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16 Nov 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If you look at the motherboard manual, there may still be a way to run in dual channel with only 3 sticks, if it`s possible the MB manual will show you which slots to populate.

Only you will know for sure if performance is slower.

But, why not just wait and fill all 4 slots ?

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16 Nov 2015   #3
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I have a plan to buy and upgrade to 16gb but this month I only got spare $30 to buy just 1 module in a month or two I will buy another one and make it 16gb running on dual channel
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16 Nov 2015   #4
wasnotwas

W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware
 
 

For dual channel memory I always buy a matched pair kit.
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