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Hey guys, i currently have a 1366 board and was wondering if it is possible to use a quad channel kit on it as i only have 4gb working right now so im looking to buy a new kit. My friend has gskill ripjaws x series 16gb he said he can sell to me for really cheap so my question is basically will it work on my board? The ripjaws are 4x4gb sticks and are at an unbeatable price of 20 dollars never used tongue.gif
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post #2 of 10
Yeah, just use 3 of the 4 sticks.
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It will work fine> Just use 3 of the 4 sticks like the above poster. 

 
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post #4 of 10
Ram is the same no matter what, the whole triple channel, quad channel thing really falls on the board.
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post #5 of 10
as everyone said it will work fine, stating RAM is quad etc is more a marketing ploy..

you sig rig will support up to triple channel using 3 sticks..

however you can use 4 if you like smile.gif
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post #6 of 10
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Will it still work as triple channel then? If i use the three as you guys have said?
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post #7 of 10
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Well now hold on so should i use 16 then? Or will it not work as nicely then? And can i configure it any way to use 16gb in tri channel?
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post #8 of 10
IIRC, there actually is a possibility to use 4 sticks in triple channel. Anyway, there is no measurable difference between dual and triple, so as long as it's not single channel - you should be ok with 16Gb.
post #9 of 10
Looks like sam is right

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post #10 of 10
Use all four, all 16GB. The system will operate in triple channel as long as you have 3 installed in the correct slots; the extra module will simply be extra capacity. You can verify this in the Memory tab of CPU-Z.

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