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I have 3 sticks of Corsair Dominators and i'm waiting for another 3 to come in. If I stick the 3 sticks of 6GBs total into a dual channel mobo, what happens?
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You should have no performance difference than if you had two 3gb sticks. AMD only has dual channel support, so adding uneven amounts of ram sticks will give you no boost in performance. however, if you have the space for 6 sticks, than it will recognise the 6 sticks as 3+3 in dual channel.
    
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I think, it will run single channel
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dual channel interleaved
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It will run in single channel mode.
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You either have to have two or four sticks to properly run dual-channel.
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post #7 of 8
It will run in interleaved/flex memory mode. Flex memory was originally specced by Intel in 2003 around the same time they introduced dual channel with the LGA775/915 chipset platform. Under flex mode, 2 sticks of memory in the proper slots will run dual channel when RAM usage is under 4GB, but above that performance will revert to single channel which can reduce your performance to varying degrees depending on what apps you run.

Two or four sticks for proper dual channel is ideal.
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Thanks guys, much appreciated. Repped
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