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Windows 7: DDR 3 ram choices

04 Oct 2010   #11
madtownidiot

 

Even if you bought a second kit of 2x2 of the exact same memory and set 3 DIMMs in the correct slots, usually by leaving an empty slot between DIMMs, those 3 would work in triple channel mode. Some, but not all mobos can also simultaneously run a set of three in triple channel mode with a 4th in single channel, but part of the DDR3 specification is that any 3 matching DIMMs (model#, capacity & timing) can be run in triple channel mode. Its not really necessary for all three DIMMs to come from the same package in order to get triple channel mode. They're just sold that way for convenience. If someone has lead you to believe you have to buy a triple channel kit in order to get triple channel mode, they're full of sh*t if they weren't sorely misled by some greedy vendor who wanted to make a quick dollar.
I just don't see the point in throwing away good parts.


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04 Oct 2010   #12
Alsisgevat

64bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanx mate.Nice!What is the specs of your motherboard?And i am going to get 3x2,bt still looking at 2000mhz at low latency
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04 Oct 2010   #13
MK2

 
 

Don't know if you ment my motherboard but this is the one: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards - ASUS Rampage II Extreme
There is already a newer one out: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards - ASUS Rampage III Extreme
Have to stick with certain Asus boards if I want to keep using my OC station but I don't see a reason to switch to the newer, the major difference with the Rampage III is USB3 and SATA3. I don't have any USB3 periphials and My HDDs don't need SATA3 and when I upgrade my SSD I will go with one that uses PCIe.


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04 Oct 2010   #14
Alsisgevat

64bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

madtownidiot,yeh the guy did say i had to buy a triple channel kit,so didnt know better,my only problem is that my ram is 1600 and only 4gig,2 stics.And i would love two fill 6slots of 1 or 2 gig each then its like 2 triple channels...or am i missing something?
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04 Oct 2010   #15
Alsisgevat

64bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

MK2,nice,i wanted to know because my board supports the usb3,but its not the extreme 3,but allsow asus,but i am VERY happy with it,got nice performance out of it and it supports the upcoming cpu built on the 32nm board
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04 Oct 2010   #16
MK2

 
 

I see, your's is also a nice board.
Mine supports also the new CPU's, was thinking of buying the i7 980x or 990 if it's already out as a christmas present for myself in a couple of months.

You don't have to fill up the slots, you can use 3 slots for 3x2GB, 6 slots for 6x2GB, 3 slots for 3x4GB or 6 slots for 6x4GB.

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04 Oct 2010   #17
Alsisgevat

64bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanx,yeh i am happy about it,the 990 is just expencive,im happy with my rig,its not the best but each component is atleast under top 5 on performance charts(acording two testers),so i just need triple ram,and i will get that 3x2gig but the 2000 speed with low latency...or maby 6x4gig haha-overkill.By the way how do i put a pic above my name like the fat cat you got?
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04 Oct 2010   #18
MK2

 
 

LOL, the fat cat is almost like my own cat, if you click on my avatar you can see some pictures of my cat and my rig in my profile.

If you want to change your avatar just go the the top of the page and click on Quick Links, go to Edit Your Details, on the left of the page under Settings & Options you see Edit Avatar, click that and you can change your Avatar.

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04 Oct 2010   #19
Alsisgevat

64bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanx,will check out your rig,gonna uploads some pics of my rig too...once i know how haha.Thanx 4 the advice appreciated it.
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04 Oct 2010   #20
MK2

 
 

My pleasure, good luck with choosing your RAM!

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