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another question
triple channel memory could be use on a dual channel motherboard????

Yeah, RAM doesn't have channels. Just use 2 of the sticks, put them in dual channel. If you're asking can you get triple channel to work on a dual channel platform, then no, you can't.
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Yes, but I would just get a dual channel kit over a tri-channel kit.

Yep. They're always cheaper.
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In theory it SHOULD work but some folks have had issues doing this. In addition if you use 3 DIMMs instead of 2 or 4 DIMMs in a dual-channel system, then your PC will run in single-channel mode instead of dual-channel mode which is slightly better.

Part of this makes no sense. RAM doesn't have channels. If you use 2 of the 3 sticks it will work perfectly. Who would be using 3 sticks in a dual channel platform?

The second part is spot on though, still can't see why anyone would use 3 sticks in a dual plat.

OP: I have a nice Dominator kit (1600mhz, rated for 7-8-7-20-2T timings, but does 7-8-7-20-1T even undervolted) but tbh it wasn't worth the price increase over 'standard' 1600mhz RAM. I can't tell a bit of difference since I've changed my Intel rig to 1600mhz 9-9-9-24-1T vengeance.

Basically, I think you're throwing good money after bad. Get an SSD, nice headphones, or save for a slick display. Something that you'll -notice-.
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allrigth but the kit is triple channel 2 x2gb that count? sound weird but triple channel should not be 3 sticks this one that i see is 2 x2gb

A Triple Channel kit will come with three sticks of RAM.

A Dual Channel kit will come with two sticks of RAM.
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Yeah, RAM doesn't have channels. Just use 2 of the sticks, put them in dual channel. If you're asking can you get triple channel to work on a dual channel platform, then no, you can't.
Yep. They're always cheaper.
Part of this makes no sense. RAM doesn't have channels. If you use 2 of the 3 sticks it will work perfectly. Who would be using 3 sticks in a dual channel platform?
The second part is spot on though, still can't see why anyone would use 3 sticks in a dual plat.
OP: I have a nice Dominator kit (1600mhz, rated for 7-8-7-20-2T timings, but does 7-8-7-20-1T even undervolted) but tbh it wasn't worth the price increase over 'standard' 1600mhz RAM. I can't tell a bit of difference since I've changed my Intel rig to 1600mhz 9-9-9-24-1T vengeance.
Basically, I think you're throwing good money after bad. Get an SSD, nice headphones, or save for a slick display. Something that you'll -notice-.

Triple channel RAM kits can come with THREE DIMMs total - which would mean that 3 DIMMs which CAN be installed in a dual-channel designed mobo, will run in SINGLE-channel mode by default - because the fourth RAM slot is not occupied. Read your mobo OM. wink.gif

Unfortunately many people find out AFTER they buy RAM for a Triple channel mobo, that three DIMMs in a dual-channel mobo is not ideal and that they should remove one DIMM - which is a waste of money they could have saved by purchasing just a dual-channel kit.
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