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post #11 of 18
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Google on 'Intel Flex Mode' or simply click this LINK.

Edit:

For anyone interested, you can use a Three Channel Kit on Z68 and it is Three Channel Configuration according to the above LINK.
Edited by Ken1649 - 8/20/11 at 12:13am
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post #12 of 18
I already read that, but you never answered my question????

Cmon, it's a simple request! I just want to know if the 4th module will run in single, double, or triple channel???

Please!

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For anyone interested, you can use a Three Channel Kit on Z68 and it is Three Channel Configuration according to the above LINK.
A Z68 board will not run in triple channel mode.
Only Dual channel mode.
Edited by Inteller - 8/20/11 at 12:27am
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post #13 of 18
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Yes, the fourth DIMM in DDR3_2 Slot will be in Three Channel Configuration.




As for the Z68 board, according to Intel;

Triple channel

This mode offers the high throughput for applications. Interleaving reduces overall memory latency by accessing the DIMM memory sequentially. Data is spread through the memory modules in an alternating pattern.

Three independent memory channels give two possible modes of interleaving:

1. Triple channel mode is enabled when identical matched memory modules are installed in each of the three memory channels (blue connectors).
2. If only two of the blue memory connectors are populated with matched DIMMs, dual channel memory is enabled.


Edited by Ken1649 - 8/20/11 at 2:06am
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post #14 of 18
Ok, thanks Ken.

BTW...I hope you made out well, with the corsair ordeal!
Edited by Inteller - 8/20/11 at 9:19am
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post #15 of 18
I still have my doubts. They say that you can use it with 4sticks. Obviously.
But they didn`t say/write "Chill out lads, grab a beer. ALL 4 STICKS WILL BE IN TRIPLE CHANNEL!" I would be satisfied even without the beer_thing
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post #16 of 18
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I know it is very difficult for most to understand if they are looking at 1 stick as 1 channel, but that's not the way it is. Intel is describing the function as INTERLEAVING.

I don't know if this is a good example or not, but let's look at it this way, say there is 100 bags (Loads) carried by 3 workers (DIMMs) take 10 mins (latency) to complete. But when you add another worker (DIMM), the loads will be completed in 7 min instead of 10 mins. And to feed the 3 workers, the employer (CPU IMC) needs to feed the worker with an X amount (QPI/Vtt) and when you add another worker for the same task but take shorter period to complete the employer has to feed X + 1 (more QPI/Vtt).

Not sure if that's a good example but I think it will simplify we look at the channel interleaving things
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post #17 of 18
Huh, I never knew about that flex mode thing before now.
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I thought it was a thing in the past, trying to get additinal 500 MB matched stick was like going for the treasure hunt.
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