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Hi, I'm lately assembled custom desktop although I'm just a beginner for pc.
Right now, I have EVGA X58 Chipset Micro Motherboard and installing 3X2GB Tripple Channle OCZ memory.
As I see 6 memory slot in the motherboard and spec says all for DDR3.
I want to upgrade memory to 24GB but should I pick 3X8 tripple channle memory? or 4X6 ??

Thanks a lot!smile.gif
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Originally Posted by akimon View Post

Hi, I'm lately assembled custom desktop although I'm just a beginner for pc.
Right now, I have EVGA X58 Chipset Micro Motherboard and installing 3X2GB Tripple Channle OCZ memory.
As I see 6 memory slot in the motherboard and spec says all for DDR3.
I want to upgrade memory to 24GB but should I pick 3X8 tripple channle memory? or 4X6 ??
Thanks a lot!smile.gif

Do 6 x 4GB DIMMs. Corsair makes some very nice RAM for triple channel. Here is a link: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_14?url=search-alias%3Dcomputers&field-keywords=corsair%20triple%20channel

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Thanks for a reply. Just wondering the reason why I should go with 4GBX6??
Much faster or some??

Thanks!
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I'm not sure if X58 works well with 8Gb sticks, but if it does - there shouldn't be any big difference between 6x4Gb and 3x8Gb in terms of performance.
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Thanks for a reply. Just wondering the reason why I should go with 4GBX6??
Much faster or some??
Thanks!

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Originally Posted by Sam OCX View Post

I'm not sure if X58 works well with 8Gb sticks, but if it does - there shouldn't be any big difference between 6x4Gb and 3x8Gb in terms of performance.

On both X58 motherboards listed on Newegg, the maximum memory supported is 24GB so that means you can't use 3 x 8GB sticks.

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Thank you guys!! Will buy 4GB X6.
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I'm not sure if X58 works well with 8Gb sticks, but if it does - there shouldn't be any big difference between 6x4Gb and 3x8Gb in terms of performance.

Some do with a BIOS update. I am not sure if there is even a real conflict considering that when those specs came out, they never tested 8GB since 8GB sticks were not readily available. So it might not even need a BIOS update.

I say F it and get 3x8GB. You can always return it.
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