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How do I run my unmatched sticks for dual channel?

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Hi. My motherboard, an M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3, has dual channel support for unmixed ram(if 2 GB are in one channel, and 4 GB in another, first 2 GB of each are in dual channel). But, I don't know what RAM configuration I should take. I currently have two 2 GB DDR3 sticks(Corsair XMS3), rated for 1333 MHz. And I'm getting two 4 GB sticks(Kingston HyperX 1600 MHz, matched), for a total of 12 GB. Should I place 6 GB into each channel(one 2 GB and one 4 GB stick on each channel), or should I place 4 GB in one channel(two matched 2 GB sticks) and 8 GB in another channel(two 4GB matched sticks)?. That's my only doubt on the topic, as I normally buy matched size ram.

Thanks in advance to all of you.
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post #2 of 6
Put 2 gigs in one channel and 4 gb in the other. They should be the same in each channel or it would switch to single channel
post #3 of 6
I don't think it really matters of as to how you pair them up as long as identical sticks run in appropriate slots.
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Ohh, so you tell me to put my two matched 2 GB sticks in one channel, and my two matched 4 GB stick on the other channel?. I didn't understand your reply.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX 8350 GA-990FXA-UD3 RX 480 Nitro+ (Passthrough) + XFX 5770 (Secondary) Kingston HyperX (4x4GB) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
3x Samsung Spinpoint F3 Hyper 212 EVO Fedora 25, W8.1 virtualized with KVM + GPU Pass... ASUS VS228H-P 
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FX 8350 GA-990FXA-UD3 RX 480 Nitro+ (Passthrough) + XFX 5770 (Secondary) Kingston HyperX (4x4GB) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
3x Samsung Spinpoint F3 Hyper 212 EVO Fedora 25, W8.1 virtualized with KVM + GPU Pass... ASUS VS228H-P 
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Originally Posted by fabrizziop View Post

Ohh, so you tell me to put my two matched 2 GB sticks in one channel, and my two matched 4 GB stick on the other channel?. I didn't understand your reply.

Yes, this.
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Kingston UV400 240GB+Seagate Barracuda 1TB+WD B... LG HL-DT-ST GH24NS72 lapped TRUE 120 Windows 7 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
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Thanks a lot!
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FX 8350 GA-990FXA-UD3 RX 480 Nitro+ (Passthrough) + XFX 5770 (Secondary) Kingston HyperX (4x4GB) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
3x Samsung Spinpoint F3 Hyper 212 EVO Fedora 25, W8.1 virtualized with KVM + GPU Pass... ASUS VS228H-P 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX 8350 GA-990FXA-UD3 RX 480 Nitro+ (Passthrough) + XFX 5770 (Secondary) Kingston HyperX (4x4GB) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
3x Samsung Spinpoint F3 Hyper 212 EVO Fedora 25, W8.1 virtualized with KVM + GPU Pass... ASUS VS228H-P 
PowerCaseAudio
Corsair TX650 CM Elite 330 Onboard ALC889 + HDMI Passthrough 
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