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Well currently I am only using two sticks in my x79 system and I would really like to utilize at least 4 Dimm's.. My question is.. Can my dual channel ram kit be upgraded to a quad kit if I simply buy more of the same sticks? Or do I need to buy a quad channel kit? I really appreciate the feedback and possibly and explanation of why!

Here is the Ram im using
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233240
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Pretty sure you'll need to buy a quad channel kit. Adding more of your current ram will just up the capacity but stay as dual channel, I think.

See if anyone else chimes in though as i don't know that much about ram.
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Originally Posted by VulgarDisplay88 View Post

Pretty sure you'll need to buy a quad channel kit. Adding more of your current ram will just up the capacity but stay as dual channel, I think.

See if anyone else chimes in though as i don't know that much about ram.

yeah that's my concern, I just didn't know enough about ram and am actually interested as to why I can/cant
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As far as I know, 2x2 kits of ram will function exactly the same as a "quad" kit. The only difference is that those in the quad kit were tested to work together.

Essentially, there is no such thing as "quad channel" ram. It's simply a kit of four.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tomalak View Post

As far as I know, 2x2 kits of ram will function exactly the same as a "quad" kit. The only difference is that those in the quad kit were tested to work together.

Essentially, there is no such thing as "quad channel" ram. It's simply a kit of four.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Yeah I think you're right.
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Originally Posted by Tomalak View Post

As far as I know, 2x2 kits of ram will function exactly the same as a "quad" kit. The only difference is that those in the quad kit were tested to work together.

Essentially, there is no such thing as "quad channel" ram. It's simply a kit of four.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

That is what I was hoping/expecting does anyone have conformation of this?
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