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Hi Everyone-

I'm going to be moving from an LGA 1366 setup with (6 x 2GB) DDR3 2000 RAM to a LGA 2011 setup. The question I have is can I take this RAM out and use it in a Quad Channel setup and just purchase 2 more sticks to get 8x2GB?

Thanks for the help in advance.

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if you can get the same ram again make and model is should be ok. It's best to have the same batch, but really it's not that horribly big a deal, AFAIK
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Thank you for the quick response.
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Originally Posted by bombastinator View Post

if you can get the same ram again make and model is should be ok. It's best to have the same batch, but really it's not that horribly big a deal, AFAIK

Yup, pretty much this. You could also just use 4x2GB of the stuff you have for 8GB if you don't "need" that much RAM. Just so long as they're the same sticks (even with different batches) they should do just fine so long as they're all rated for the same speeds, timings, and volts.
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You might as well run 6x2Gb in triple channel on LGA 2011.
As there is basically no measurable real-world difference between triple and quad channel operation, the only thing you would lose/gain from running 4x2Gb/8x2Gb is overall RAM capacity.
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