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first of all, apologies if this is the wrong forum.

a stick of RAM in my friend's computer kicked the bucket and now he's stuck on 2x2gb.
he wants to replace it but newegg doesnt sell single sticks.
which brings me to a question, does triple channel only support 1,2,3, or 6 sticks of ram? what happens if u put in 4 or 5?


thanks
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4 sticks *might* get you dual channel, depending on which slots they are in and if they are close enough in timings, voltage and speed. 5 sticks will get you single channel for sure.
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i beleive in standard tripple channel uses 3 or 6 sticks
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The architecture can only be used when all three, or a multiple of three, memory modules are identical in capacity and speed, and are placed in three-channel slots. When two memory modules are installed, the architecture will operate in dual-channel mode.

have alook here for info on ram configs
http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-011965.htm#triple

x58 systems and x79 sytems will run tripple channel smile.gif
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