Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Memory › Corsair Vengeance DDR3 question.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Corsair Vengeance DDR3 question. - Page 2

post #11 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by stubass View Post

socket 1155 only supports dual channel.. and for a bit of reading on channels
http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/cs-011965.htm smile.gif

you mean it supports up to dual channel tongue.gif
All systems are advertised based on the max number of dimms that can be used in a single channel and they are all capable of utilizing less.
All dual channel systems support dual or single
All triple channel systems support triple, dual or single
All quad channel systems support quad, triple, dual or single

Also, at Reqkz, it does not support quad channel. It supports up to four dimms, but in no way does that mean quad channel.

DDR(1,2,3) does not mean the number of channel the ram runs in. The numerical value is only the iteration generation of the ram which is based on theoretical max frequency. The number of channels a system supports is directly on the cpu die. Neither the ram nor the motherboard determines that.

@OP, you can always try and if they have the same ratings, then they should* work. Note the asterisk. The reason ram is sold in kits is because that's the only guaranteed way to know that the dimms will play nicely together. There's always a nice percentage that the different dimms won't like each other and cause instability or even prevent POSTing despite having the same specs.
The Nameless
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3930k Asrock x79 Champion GTX 470 Hydrocopper 32GB Samsung 30nm low voltage 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
256GB Samsung 830 + 22TB LG BD burner + 3 DVD burners W7 Professional 64 bit LG 37" 1080p LED TV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Eclipse III AX1200 NZXT Phantom (white) NZXT Avatar (v1) 
  hide details  
Reply
The Nameless
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3930k Asrock x79 Champion GTX 470 Hydrocopper 32GB Samsung 30nm low voltage 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
256GB Samsung 830 + 22TB LG BD burner + 3 DVD burners W7 Professional 64 bit LG 37" 1080p LED TV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Eclipse III AX1200 NZXT Phantom (white) NZXT Avatar (v1) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 15
Looks like I still have a lot more learning to do.
post #13 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cha0s_Cha0 View Post

you mean it supports up to dual channel tongue.gif

thats what i meant, thanks for correcting me smile.gif
Quote:
All systems are advertised based on the max number of dimms that can be used in a single channel and they are all capable of utilizing less.
All dual channel systems support dual or single
All triple channel systems support triple, dual or single
All quad channel systems support quad, triple, dual or single

this too thumb.gif
Going to be chaep
(16 items)
 
Wife's Rig
(12 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH MSI GTX460 G.Skill TridentX 2400 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M5p 128GB 2 x WD 500GB Blues LG Prolimatech Megahalems Rev C 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Arctic F12 CO PWM x 2 Push/Pull Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate LG IPS235V Corsair AX850 
Case
Coolermaster HAF 912 advanced (Asia version) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-3570K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Inno3D Ichill GTX660 8GB G.Skill RipjawsX 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB WD black 500GB Liteon Coolermaster Hyper 212+ EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 ultimate Samsung Syncmaster 932gwe+ OCZ ZT series 550W Coolermaster 410 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1.67Ghz Atom stock 1GB DDR2 2 x 500GB Western Digital Cavier Blacks [RAID 1] 
CoolingOSPowerCase
stock DSM3.2 [built on linux] stock stock 
OtherOther
Synology DX510 Expansion unit 5 x 1TB WD Cavier Blacks in a RAID 6 
  hide details  
Reply
Going to be chaep
(16 items)
 
Wife's Rig
(12 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH MSI GTX460 G.Skill TridentX 2400 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M5p 128GB 2 x WD 500GB Blues LG Prolimatech Megahalems Rev C 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Arctic F12 CO PWM x 2 Push/Pull Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate LG IPS235V Corsair AX850 
Case
Coolermaster HAF 912 advanced (Asia version) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-3570K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Inno3D Ichill GTX660 8GB G.Skill RipjawsX 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB WD black 500GB Liteon Coolermaster Hyper 212+ EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 ultimate Samsung Syncmaster 932gwe+ OCZ ZT series 550W Coolermaster 410 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1.67Ghz Atom stock 1GB DDR2 2 x 500GB Western Digital Cavier Blacks [RAID 1] 
CoolingOSPowerCase
stock DSM3.2 [built on linux] stock stock 
OtherOther
Synology DX510 Expansion unit 5 x 1TB WD Cavier Blacks in a RAID 6 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 15
Make sure the RAM voltage is rated at 1.5v for stable for the CPU I have i5-2500K oveclock at 4.8 VCore 1.45 stable watercooling very happy with the RAM G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1866MHz thumb.gif

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231550
post #15 of 15
So to answer the OP's question:

NO do not buy a third DIMM as it's not the best set-up, will result in single channel operation and if not an upgrade over two DIMMs in dual channel. On dual channel mobos use 1, 2 or 4 DIMMs and when buying more than one DIMM, buy a matched, tested RAM kit of the full amount of RAM desired. Do not mix DDR3 RAM DIMMs or DDR3 RAM Kits as they often will not function properly if at all. At the current prices on DDR3 RAM it's cost foolish to even consider trying to mix DDR3 RAM.

It's also worth noting that 4 - 8 GB. of RAM seems to be more than enough for most people. More RAM does not equal faster system performance unless you have less than 4 GB.

Any of the name brand RAM approved for your brand of CPU should work just fine and should offer a Lifetime Warranty.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Memory
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Memory › Corsair Vengeance DDR3 question.