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So i was reading through my mobo' manual/pdf and found something interesting that i seem to have missed before.
What i found was that my mobo can run 4 dims in tri channel mode wth.gif
I always thought 3 channel was either 3 or 6 dims? 3gb,6gb,12gb,24gb.

Can somebody tell me a bit about how this works? and are there any benefits to this? im looking at ram kits now and i did see a 16gb kit (4x4) for a deccent price, hmmmm.
I know about how x58 can run dual channel and theres barely any performance gains/loss but i wonder if theres a gain in moving from 3dim tri channel to 4 dim tri channel?

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Just a feature applicable to the board, as 4 DIMMS are quite common. Notice though, its still on odd slots outside of DDR3_2, and DDR3_1 and on separate channels, hence tri-channel properties.

No "gains" in moving from 3-DIIMM to 4-DIMM tri-channel, but an increased probability for decreasedDIMM/RAM stability for higher OCs. Rule of thumb is choosing a fewer number of high density DIMM sets, rather than a higher number of lower density DIMMs. thumb.gif
 
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AH ok i see, so no gains with 4 DIMs then, but no loss either?
Like i say i have seen a 16gb set, was gona buy 12gb anyway and the 16gb is only lil bit more, i use RamDisk and FancyCache so i need more ram.

Thanks for your help.
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