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I am considering buying http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131666
in the specs it says supports triple channel memory, do i HAVE to buy ram 3 sticks at a time (ie 3x4gb) or if i buy 2x6gb sticks and only use 2 of the ram slots will it function?

second, can anyone recommend ram that will function with this motherboard? i do not do any video editing or RAM intensive activities other than gaming.
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Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 6GB (3 x 2GB)

You can use dual channel if you like, its a cheap and you wont drop much performance. I would go for that ram its 6GB of triple channel 2 for each dimm it runs at 1600(800mhz) and has good timings.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 9/12/11 at 3:47pm
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For memory compatibility check here, or on the memory manufacturer's website.

You can use 2 dimms in a triple channel board or even 1, but 3 is recommended.
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if you looking for low profile RAM ;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226241
the kit above looks good also
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