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To expand on this, how about 4x4 in quad channel? Or quad channel in general... same benefit in expanded bandwidth?

Chips got to support it. Some server platforms do use quad. The issue is that even though you may increase memory bandwidth, more does you no good if you can not saturate it. I guess my point is that the advantage would be linear only if you could saturate that much bandwidth.
   
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Using 4 RAM sticks will just mean 2 pairs in dual-channel.

Quad channel is for the Intel X79 platform and most people who buy that aren't looking at budget. tongue.gif

excatly!

hey do you know if that ram is compatible with mb, i guess it is but i dont see in the memory support
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excatly!

hey do you know if that ram is compatible with mb, i guess it is but i dont see in the memory support

If you look at the specs of your motherboard, it states what memory type it takes (example: SDRAM DDR3) and it states the memory bandwidth the motherboard supports. It may give you a scale of memory bandwidth along with words like "O.C." which means that you'll have to overclock your motherboard to get that speed more than likely.

Example: http://www.microcenter.com/product/366425/GA-990FXA-UD3_Socket_AM3_990FX_ATX_AMD_Motherboard

Specs show that board supports: DDR3-2000 (O.C.), DDR3-1866, DDR3-1600, DDR3-1333, DDR3-1066

To more directly answer your question, as long as the board supports the memory type (DDR3 240 PIN for example) and the bandwidth involved, you should be fine. If you get a board that only supports up to 1600 Mhz but you have 1866 Mhz memory, your 1866 Mhz memory will be underclocked to the maximum capability of the board you have.

Hope this helps.
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ok thank and i know that but i was asking because i dont see these memories in the memory support from asus but i guess it support it because the mb is able to run 8gb @1600 at least on paper
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ok thank and i know that but i was asking because i dont see these memories in the memory support from asus but i guess it support it because the mb is able to run 8gb @1600 at least on paper

Sorry for the late reply, but most RAM will run on your board despite not being on their official supported memory list.
    
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Sorry for the late reply, but most RAM will run on your board despite not being on their official supported memory list.

thank bro that is what i wanted to know
i went for dual chanel 2x4 BTW
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