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Can you use any dual-channel ram in a quad-channel setup? If so that would save me the hassle of selling my current RAM and having to buy a new set for my 3930k.

sure you can, channeling on x79 is based on how many sticks you have and RAM branding is usually marketing.
1 stick = single channel
2 stick = dual channel
3 stick = triple channel
4 stick = quad channel
5 stick = single channel
6 stick = triple channel
7 stick = single channel
8 stick = quad channel

@OP the samsung RAM is the best bang for buck at the moment.. smile.gif
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The samsung is good if you overclock it. For the price it is good compared to others. It also uses less power.
The Corsair Dominator has a Higher Performance and you will see an improvement over the samsung but it is expensive.

If you have the money go for the Corsair.
Have you thought about the corsair vengeance?
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Rather than buying corsair i rather buy patriot and upgrade to a better ssd like vertex 3 max iops
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sure you can, channeling on x79 is based on how many sticks you have and RAM branding is usually marketing.
1 stick = single channel
2 stick = dual channel
3 stick = triple channel
4 stick = quad channel
5 stick = single channel
6 stick = triple channel
7 stick = single channel
8 stick = quad channel
@OP the samsung RAM is the best bang for buck at the moment.. smile.gif

I never knew that - very good to know. Thanks a bunch smile.gif!
    
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Originally Posted by stubass View Post

sure you can, channeling on x79 is based on how many sticks you have and RAM branding is usually marketing.
1 stick = single channel
2 stick = dual channel
3 stick = triple channel
4 stick = quad channel
5 stick = single channel
6 stick = triple channel
7 stick = single channel
8 stick = quad channel
@OP the samsung RAM is the best bang for buck at the moment.. smile.gif

I never knew that - very good to know. Thanks a bunch smile.gif!

The biggest thing though, that he didn't mention....is that while it is fine to mix and match single sticks, dual channel sticks, etc, etc, etc...its ALWAYS best to make sure they're the same exact sticks. So if you buy say 4 Samsung sticks now, and later on you want 4 more. Make 110% sure that the new 4 are exactly the same as the older ones (brand, timings, voltages, etc). While it may or may not work with mixed up sticks of various brands, speeds, and timings.....its always best to keep things the same with memory.

You don't need a quad channel KIT to do so though. You just need 4 of the same sticks.
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