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Hello, if I put these 2 kits together 3x2 and 3x2 in my mobo they will both run in triple channel and not in single right?

CMX6GX3M3A2000C9
XMS3 3x2GB, DDR3 2000MHz, CL9 Triple channel kit

CMT6GX3M3A2000C8
Dominator GT 3x2GB, DDR3 2000MHz, CL8 Triple channel kit
post #2 of 12
Running in triple channel is dependent on your board and not on your rams. If your mobo is triple channel, even if you buy 3 different sticks (3x2 combo) with the same timings it will run at triple channel speeds. You need to remember to setup your timings the same for your mems to ensure that you don't have any issues.

Also having 6GB of RAM is plenty enough if all you do is gaming, browsing, etc. Now if you render a lot and do a lot of graphics then going higher would be better.
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Your system will also have to run at the lower end xms3 latency. I would buy another 6gb of dominator.....or buy a 12GB kit and sell ur set.

The price on a 3x4GB 12GB Dominator Kit just dropped alot.
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1) If the amount of sticks is divisible by 3 and you're on the 1366 socket, then you're running in triple-channel.

2) Don't use more than 6GB unless you actually use it. More memory is actually a bad thing and makes overclocking more difficult. If you primarily game/browse, 6GB is plenty.

3) Your AX1200 PSU can power about 6 of your rigs.

4) You have your 950 to 4.6GHz with a NH-D14!? WTH? Do you live in an igloo?

That is all.


edit: EXAGGERATED!
Edited by Plex - 5/9/11 at 1:01pm
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Originally Posted by mark_thaddeus View Post
Running in triple channel is dependent on your board and not on your rams. If your mobo is triple channel, even if you buy 3 different sticks (3x2 combo) with the same timings it will run at triple channel speeds. You need to remember to setup your timings the same for your mems to ensure that you don't have any issues.

Also having 6GB of RAM is plenty enough if all you do is gaming, browsing, etc. Now if you render a lot and do a lot of graphics then going higher would be better.
Actually, triple memory support is dependent on your memory controller. On the Core i series, this is integrated into your CPU.
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3) Your AX1200 PSU can power about 6 of your rigs.

4) You have your 950 to 4.6GHz with a NH-D14!? WTH? Do you live in an igloo?

That is all.
3) 2 295's? That's a fair amount of power required, but yes, 1200 is still a little overkill. Which I support with PSUs.

4) I lol'd.
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3) 2 295's? That's a fair amount of power required, but yes, 1200 is still a little overkill. Which I support with PSUs.
Yeah, you're probably right. I was obviously exaggerating, too.

I just needed another point. I like even numbers.
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Well I got the 1200W AX from shop as free replacement for 1000W HX cause the 1000W could not hold my setup stable on base clocks. I know the shop keepers were stupid admitting that there was nothing wrong with the 1000W psu and they just gave away a 340 euro psu for me. Belive me or not. Anyways I need the 12GB for editing and such so, I was jsut wondering. Thanks for the answers!

And lol I dont live in igloo. My CPU idles at 45c~ and 50-55 in normal use and 60+ gaming and when testing stability it gets hot as 78c.
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And lol I dont live in igloo. My CPU idles at 45c~ and 50-55 in normal use and 60+ gaming and when testing stability it gets hot as 78c.
78C is ridiculously low for 4.6GHz with a D14. Unless you have some freak chip that only requires a tiny bit of voltage to hold that stable. How many volts are you pumping through that?
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78C is ridiculously low for 4.6GHz with a D14. Unless you have some freak chip that only requires a tiny bit of voltage to hold that stable. How many volts are you pumping through that?
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