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will the 3930k run quad channel Ram?

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Hello
I have just bough an MSI X79A-GD65-8D X79 motherboard for my new build, unfortunatly my budget has just gotten a little tighter and i need to know if the 3930k will run quad channel memory or is it only the 3960x that does out of the 2011 socket CPU's. There is a large price difference between the two and if i have to get the 3960x for the quad channel then i have to cut back on a few of my other build choices frown.gif

Any help will be most appreciated.
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As far as I know, the 3820 will also* run quad channel just fine.The X79 chipset paired with a SB-E(all 3xxx IMC) processor enables the feature of running quad channel when you populate four DIMM slots simultaneously on either sides. smile.gif
Edited by dipanzan - 4/26/12 at 12:10am
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all x79 borads and chips will run RAM in quad channel aslong as you have 4 sticks

works like this
1 stick = single channel
2 sticks = dual channel
3 sticks = triple channel
4 sticks = quad channel

6 sticks = triple channel

8 sticks = quad channel

5 and 7 not sure how they work smile.gif
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post #4 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by stubass View Post

all x79 borads and chips will run RAM in quad channel aslong as you have 4 sticks
works like this
1 stick = single channel
2 sticks = dual channel
3 sticks = triple channel
4 sticks = quad channel
6 sticks = triple channel
8 sticks = quad channel
5 and 7 not sure how they work smile.gif

5 and 7 are single channel.
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post #5 of 7
Yes.

The 3820 will also support quad-channel if that is an option in your build.
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smile.gif Thank you all very much. Just saved me a small fortune.
Once i get off my work pc on sunday i will revisit this thread and add rep to each of you (work pc runs IE6 only so the page doesnt load properly for me to add rep)
So glad i dont have to skimp on my other parts now biggrin.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DeviousAddict View Post

smile.gif Thank you all very much. Just saved me a small fortune.
Once i get off my work pc on sunday i will revisit this thread and add rep to each of you (work pc runs IE6 only so the page doesnt load properly for me to add rep)
So glad i dont have to skimp on my other parts now biggrin.gif

They all also support PCI-E 3.0 if you were wondering. (unofficially) rolleyes.gif


IE6...? jeeze lol.
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