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Quad-Channel in Dual-channel mode

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Probably an all too-common question, but I can't see to find a definitive answer.

I suspect it's mostly marketing, and that there might be more issues using 2 dual-channel kits in quad-channel mode, but if I was to buy a kit of 4 identical sticks (advertised as "quad-channel"), would I be able to use them on a dual-channel Mobo?
 
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Yes it would work no problem. They would just run in dual channel of course.
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it will be fine, it is more a marketing ploy for 4 dimm packs. as to how many channels they run in depends on your platform which i am guessing is dual channel so as mentioned you will get dual channel.
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I knew that much, limited by the CPU - just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something.

As for "ploy", not so much. I'm about to save 60% ordering a set of four, over ordering two identical sets (with identical-specs to the four-pack. same company).
 
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