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Hello, I have 6 sticks of 2 gb ddr3 1333 mhz ram. They were working as triple channel but one of them is malfunctionning. so I have 5 sticks of working ram. I was wondering if I can/should put the 5 working or 4 to have dual channel (if that's working)?

I'm not sure it works with dual channel and would having 10 gb of ram be better then having 8 in dual channel?
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Take it down to 3 DIMMs instead of 4 or 5. That way you'll still have 6GB, and Triple Channel. Once you get your stick of RAM replaced, put them all back in.
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Hello, I have 6 sticks of 2 gb ddr3 1333 mhz ram. They were working as triple channel but one of them is malfunctionning. so I have 5 sticks of working ram. I was wondering if I can/should put the 5 working or 4 to have dual channel (if that's working)?

I'm not sure it works with dual channel and would having 10 gb of ram be better then having 8 in dual channel?
That's a triple channel board. your idea of "dual channel" will not work, it would be better (as previously suggested to go 6GB ( three sticks).

What I would do, is replace that bad stick and go back to 12GB, but RAM may be expensive for you.

(one solution: See if you can RMA the 3 pack of sticks, for a good 3 pack)
Edited by t0adphr0g - 11/5/11 at 1:47am
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ok thanks that's what I'm doing atm.
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4 sticks can do tri channel too, it interleaves the 4th.
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