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yep did that when i posted post number 5 and have alook at the link smile.gif
I give up.
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I give up.

no dont give up please its fun going arround in circles and besides what has post #4 got to do with anything and if you read the first post it sounds to me like he wants to use one kit and keep one kit as a spare thus he wants to use 3 dimms but lets see what the OP says before we jump to conclusions LOL.. but im the first to admit i got confused for a minute smile.gif

@OP, it doesnt matter which DDR3 ram you run, the performance will always revert back to your IMC and platform and configuirations shown in the link i posted in post # 5, thats it thumb.gif
Edited by stubass - 1/23/12 at 5:32am
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post #23 of 28
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no dont give up please its fun going arround in circles and besides what has post #4 got to do with anything and if you read the first post it sounds to me like he wants to use one kit and keep one kit as a spare thus he wants to use 3 dimms but lets see what the OP says before we jump to conclusions LOL.. but im the first to admit i got confused for a minute smile.gif
@OP, it doesnt matter which DDR3 ram you run, the performance will always revert back to your IMC and platform and configuirations shown in the link i posted in post # 5, thats it thumb.gif

Re-read the op and do it slowly.
post #24 of 28
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I'll be using the second rig in my sig...so f i use 4 random sticks it will still run them quad right?
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Re-read the op and do it slowly.

ahhhhh, i get the picture now sorry for the confusion, bit tiddly at the time smile.gif
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I'll be using the second rig in my sig...so f i use 4 random sticks it will still run them quad right?

its a x79 SB-E then yes aslong as they are placed in the correct slots the modules should be in quad channel mode tho can be random sticks but should meet this critea
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Quad channel mode
This mode is enabled when four, or a multiple of four, memory modules are identical in capacity and speed, and are placed in quad-channel slots. When two memory modules are installed, the system will operate in dual-channel mode. When three memory modules are installed, the system will operate in triple-channel mode.

http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-011965.htm smile.gif
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post #26 of 28
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I'll be using the second rig in my sig...so f i use 4 random sticks it will still run them quad right?


LGA 2011 with 4 DIMMs of the same size and density, Yes, Quad Channel.

 

Otherwise, please refer to this Desktop Boards — Single, dual, triple, and flex memory modes - Intel

 

 

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post #27 of 28
sory for OOT i have memori kit 6Gb for X58 system and intend to upgrade
can quad channel memory kit eg patriot,corsair use to tri channel platform X58 just put up with 3 of 4 pieces
tri channel memori kit 12G only diffrence $10 from quad channel kit 16GB,memory prices are currently very cheap
future if upgrades to the X79 system do not have to replace the memory.
post #28 of 28
Channel support is from the motherboard not the ram. Your "dual channel" and "triple channel" kits only mean the kit comes with enough sticks of ram to support that many channels. Otherwise the memory is exactly the same as any other standard memory.
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