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post #21 of 32
That kit would work, you'd just be running 4 modules in dual channel mode.
You could also get a 2x8GB kit if you want to fill up less DIMMs (and need 16GB), it can help when pushing for higher OCs since it's less stress on the controller.
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can I only use 3 stx and make it triple?
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yes

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post #24 of 32
It really doesn't matter. You won't see a difference in gaming with the RAM (unless it's under 8GB for certain games).
Since you're concerned about OCing, the less sticks, the better.
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i oc a lil and game alot, bf3 cyrsis
post #26 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by KEITHRH12 View Post

can I only use 3 stx and make it triple?

Yes you could, but it wouldn't be very cost effective not using the 4th module.
Since there's no performance difference between triple/dual channel for gaming, and you want to minimize DIMMs used, 2x8GB sticks are the way to go if you want 16GB.
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post #27 of 32
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Originally Posted by candy_van View Post

Yes you could, but it wouldn't be very cost effective not using the 4th module.
Since there's no performance difference between triple/dual channel for gaming, and you want to minimize DIMMs used, 2x8GB sticks are the way to go if you want 16GB.

^ Pretty much.
I think 2 sticks is where you want to be if you like to OC.
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post #28 of 32
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So you'd only use 2x4GB in your rig then?
If you need a few sets for different machines then sure, but you could just use your Amazon money on an 8GB kit to begin with rather than sell off half of it no?
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post #30 of 32
I would max out the system and fill all the slots. That would give you maximum bandwidth for your chip.
 
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