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It's called 4 DIMM's (2x 2GB 2x 4GB). That's how companies pulled off 3GB in computers a few years ago (2x 512MB and 2x1GB)
there is a reason they no longer sell kits with different amounts of memory (they use to with DDR1 & 2)... its because they aren't stable with DDR3... they also often just dont work at all... with 2 different amounts in the channels, your CPU will be very volt hungry.... though it is doable, it is certainly not recommended... i would read up some more on DDR3 stability... they are by far the most finikey type of memory... thats y many old-time computer people prefer DDR2 despite the speed increase (like my self)... with DDR you could have diferent amounts of memory on 2 different sticks and run them in the same channel if you knew what you were doing... DDR3 doesnt even like matching RAM DIMMs if they arn't the same patch in some instances... i honestly dont mean any offence when i say this, but i hold firm that you should't use 2 different size DIMMs with DDR3 in the same system
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there is a reason they no longer sell kits with different amounts of memory (they use to with DDR1 & 2)... its because they aren't stable with DDR3... they also often just dont work at all... with 2 different amounts in the channels, your CPU will be very volt hungry.... though it is doable, it is certainly not recommended... i would read up some more on DDR3 stability... they are by far the most finikey type of memory... thats y many old-time computer people prefer DDR2 despite the speed increase (like my self)... with DDR you could have diferent amounts of memory on 2 different sticks and run them in the same channel if you knew what you were doing... DDR3 doesnt even like matching RAM DIMMs if they arn't the same patch in some instances... i honestly dont mean any offence when i say this, but i hold firm that you should't use 2 different size DIMMs with DDR3 in the same system
You're too closed minded to continue this conversation.
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You're too closed minded to continue this conversation.
how am i being closed minded? if you have some stable validizations on 2 different sizes of DDR3 in the same machine i would be ecstatic to see them... i have tried to get 2x2GB and 2x4GB sticks of DDR3 stable in one machine, and i couldnt any higher then 1333MHz and they were all rated at 1866MHz... in fact i would love for you to be right (would make my life easier)... but from my knowledge, it shouldn't be possible (without crazy volts)
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post #24 of 29
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how am i being closed minded? if you have some stable validizations on 2 different sizes of DDR3 in the same machine i would be ecstatic to see them... i have tried to get 2x2GB and 2x4GB sticks of DDR3 stable in one machine, and i couldnt any higher then 1333MHz and they were all rated at 1866MHz... in fact i would love for you to be right (would make my life easier)... but from my knowledge, it shouldn't be possible (without crazy volts)
I had a desktop with 3GB of DDR3 RAM. It was on a LGA 775 machine. (Wish I did CPU-Z to join that club before I traded it for this lappy). There is not instability issues. Ever thought of 2x of one size in one channel, and the other size in the other channel? There are soo many loop-holes around your way of thinking. You need to think more openly than just thinking what you see on the computer screen. And ESPECIALLY if they are the same speed, latency, etc. except for speed, they should be stable. Cause that 3GB was stable as all hell.
post #25 of 29
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I had a desktop with 3GB of DDR3 RAM. It was on a LGA 775 machine. (Wish I did CPU-Z to join that club before I traded it for this lappy). There is not instability issues. Ever thought of 2x of one size in one channel, and the other size in the other channel? There are soo many loop-holes around your way of thinking. You need to think more openly than just thinking what you see on the computer screen. And ESPECIALLY if they are the same speed, latency, etc. except for speed, they should be stable. Cause that 3GB was stable as all hell.
I had forgot that 775 and ddr3 ever went together ... and yes I know to use separate channels... And I'm not worried abot the validization, cause i really have no reason not to trust u... Do u mind me asking what speed the ram was running at? And what proc u had with what clock? I'm very intrigued by ur story... It may help me solve this same problem with SB and 1366 systems... I have never been able to get similar set ups stable at related speeds without crazy core volts (1.32 to be stable @ stock on 2500k... This was done playing around with new hardware )
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post #26 of 29
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3 sticks of RAM will run in degraded single-channel mode on the board. Dual-channel is acheived strictly with 2 or 4 sticks of RAM. Memory cannot run in dual-channel with 3 sticks, period.
Please do a search for unganged mode, and tell me what you find out. Please report back with an edit to this post to correct it.
     
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please do a search for unganged mode, and tell me what you find out. Please report back with an edit to this post to correct it.
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If this, put in 12GB of RAM as well at least.
Nah, if you are on a budget just do 2 x 4 GB sticks.

8 GB is more than enough for most everything at this current time. Unless of course someone is running lets say 20 My Little Pony shows at the same time, whilst playing BF3..
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Please do a search for unganged mode, and tell me what you find out. Please report back with an edit to this post to correct it.
isnt that something for phenoms only? idk the details, but using half a channel is not advisable on SB

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Nah, if you are on a budget just do 2 x 4 GB sticks.

8 GB is more than enough for most everything at this current time. Unless of course someone is running lets say 20 My Little Pony shows at the same time, whilst playing BF3..
so jelly!!! i can only fit 6 on a monitor and i need one to game
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