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i had a friend of mine telling me i was stupid to have all my rams slots filled it that true? if so can some one explain it?

i have 2 4gb gskill 1333 cards and 2 2gb gskill 1333 cards the 4gb cards in 1 and 2 and the 2 gb cards in 3 and 4
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There isn't a problem with that. The only issue with having all your DIMMS populated, is that it makes it harder to overclock, and some boards might underclock your memory a little bit.
Seeing how your at 1410Mhz, I would say your perfectly fine.
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the C2 phenoms had trouble OCing with 4 ram slots full but the C3 fixed that, I've not seen anything on it causing problems with the i3's

I also once saw a thread about using 4 dimms causing problems while gaming but that was over a year ago and never saw anything come of it.

What were his reasons why that was stupid? (Other than What are you doing to need 12gb of ram)...epeen? thumb.gif
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Tell your friend he is stupid smile.gif

Having all dimm slots filled didn't affect anything in my system when overclocked on my old X58 build...6 dimms filled.

It is said to "limit" overclock ability, but I never experienced that, maybe only in extreme overclocks under LN2 or such...
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post #5 of 7
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the C2 phenoms had trouble OCing with 4 ram slots full but the C3 fixed that, I've not seen anything on it causing problems with the i3's

I also once saw a thread about using 4 dimms causing problems while gaming but that was over a year ago and never saw anything come of it.

What were his reasons why that was stupid? (Other than What are you doing to need 12gb of ram)...epeen? thumb.gif
He didn't say y I was stupid :shrug: just I was stupid

Playing skyrim and having 3 web browsers open at the same time doing web design for my dads church smile.gif since I moderate their website so seems like a good reason to have 12 gb of ram when u have 12 tabs open in each browser. I need a 2600k wink.gif


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post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Tell your friend he is stupid smile.gif

Having all dimm slots filled didn't affect anything in my system when overclocked on my old X58 build...6 dimms filled.

It is said to "limit" overclock ability, but I never experienced that, maybe only in extreme overclocks under LN2 or such...

Eh I almost have 200mhz oc out of a
Locked multiplier sandy bridge i3 I'll keep my 12gb


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Originally Posted by *ka24e* View Post

There isn't a problem with that. The only issue with having all your DIMMS populated, is that it makes it harder to overclock, and some boards might underclock your memory a little bit.
Seeing how your at 1410Mhz, I would say your perfectly fine.

That's what I thought since it list it as 705 but it's in dual Chanel mode so itS really 1410 right


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