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I noticed in a local PC store that they had a RIVE laid out with 4 RAM sticks, all on one side. I asked them about it, and they said that it can run in quad channel, even with them all on one side. Now My knowledge of this is that the way the Intel IMC is laid out on the die, the IMC is split into two sides, and each have two channels per side, therefore needing RAM to be on both sides for maximum performance. Am I right or are they?

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Indeed you are right to my knowledge.
    
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Thats great then. Puts my mind to rest biggrin.gif
    
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Correct...

its a shame when "Techs" do not read up on what they are selling.

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