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this, I made a topic some days ago but didn't have any replies so I am making a topic again to be more concise.. Would a patriot 2x4gb 2000 c9 make the same stress as an elpida hyper MGH-e based Supertalent 3x2 2200 c8 kit? I am asking this since I might take the decision of running 2gb less if those ST sticks will make the same or less stress to my cpu's IMC due to they awesome clocking ability (1866@ 6-6-6-18-1t )

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The set of ram you should by depends on you CPU.If your CPU is single channel capable only then having ONE stick of 1/2/3/4/6/8 GB is recommended.If you CPU is dual channel than having TWO sticks[1-1/2-2/3-3/4-4/8-8] is recommended.If you CPU is tripple channel then Having THREE stick[1-1-1/2-2-2/3-3-3 ETC.] of ram are recommended.

Negative impact on performance,if not having ram sticks in ratio with CPU channels,in my case was 40%.

Same should apply to overclocking.Get 2x4 GB SINCE YOU CPU IS DUAL CHANNEL.
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The set of ram you should by depends on you CPU.If your CPU is single channel capable only then having ONE stick of 1/2/3/4/6/8 GB is recommended.If you CPU is dual channel than having TWO sticks[1-1/2-2/3-3/4-4/8-8] is recommended.If you CPU is tripple channel then Having THREE stick[1-1-1/2-2-2/3-3-3 ETC.] of ram are recommended.

Negative impact on performance,if not having ram sticks in ratio with CPU channels,in my case was 40%.

Same should apply to overclocking.Get 2x4 GB SINCE YOU CPU IS DUAL CHANNEL.
yep, I was wondering that.. but I saw 1155 can do 3x2 still using DC so that's why I didn't discarded it
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yep, I was wondering that.. but I saw 1155 can do 3x2 still using DC so that's why I didn't discarded it
can you elaborate please?.As in my knowledge Sandy Bridge is only dual channel capable.Also NO RAM IS DUAL CHANNEL OR TRIPLE CHANNEL!Its only the NUMBER of sticks you use.You can still use your old ram(if its ddr3 ).The catch is that you should use either 2 sticks or 4 sticks or maybe 8 sticks of ram.Having all the stick same is recommended but is not necessary.
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Yea I don't recall a Sandy being triple channel. I mean MAYBE, it MIGHT be possible for the motherboard maker to make a 1155 mobo quad channel, but that would be of no benefit and is a HUGE maybe.
    
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nope, you didn't understand, 1155 can even do dual channel if you have 3 sticks of 1/2/4gigs of ram that's why I didn't discard the possibility of running 3 dimms
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Yeah but the stick that is alone in one channel will run at single channel so what's the point?
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Yeah but the stick that is alone in one channel will run at single channel so what's the point?
huh? correct me If I'm wrong but all sticks run at the same mode if it's enabled or not
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