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1 8gb ram in a motherboard that supports up to 12gb in 3 slots?

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I have a Flaming Blade GTi motherboard.
It supports up to 12gb ram in 3 slots!
About an hour ago i got the 2 out of the 3 slots burned along with the rams installed to them.
So i now have 1 working memory slot out of the total 3...
I currently have only 2gb of ram since i was using 3x2gb ram for a total of 6gb.
What i am asking is my motherboard holds up to a maximum of 12gb but this is like 4gb per each slot or i can use just 1 ram with 8gb in 1 slot?
Will it recognise it?
Thank you!
Edited by aoua - 3/6/14 at 4:55pm
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The 12 GB is total memory. Doesn't matter how you slice up the 12 GB. It may be easier to just get 1x 8 GB stick and call it a day in your situation.
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Thank you!
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You're welcome
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The 12 GB is total memory. Doesn't matter how you slice up the 12 GB. It may be easier to just get 1x 8 GB stick and call it a day in your situation.

Note that if you only have one RAM DIMM it's going to run at 1/3 the speed of triple channel or 1/2 the speed of dual channel.
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Note that if you only have one RAM DIMM it's going to run at 1/3 the speed of triple channel or 1/2 the speed of dual channel.

It wont run at 1/3rd of the speed it will run at the same memory speed it will just have 1/3 of the bandwith in comparison to running in triple channel, theoretically. In most real world application you will only notice a 5-20% increase in performance going from single channel to dual channel, apologies in advance for having no links to this as it has been a while since i have looked into specifics of ram. But yes, bottom line is 1 stick will yield less performance but in my opinion you will not notice much difference in every day computing or gaming.
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Thank you guys!
Indeed the system is a bit slower than it used to be
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Thank you guys!
Indeed the system is a bit slower than it used to be

If you burned out a couple of the ram slots i would not trust the motherboard too much. Never know what else you may have damaged when they burnt up. Should be ok, but i would just keep good backup of your data in case the sh** hits the fan.
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Single vs Dual Channel and Single vs Triple Channel is certainly measurable, but our hardware these days is fast enough for it to be quick enough with less than ideal configurations.

Definitely look into replacing the motherboard when you get the cash to do so, not since you're stuck on single-channel, but because it isn't worth trusting that thing that blew up your other RAM for too long. It's possible that's all that'll fail on the board, but a new one would most likely be safer.
Just as Xander said, back stuff up.
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Single vs Dual Channel and Single vs Triple Channel is certainly measurable, but our hardware these days is fast enough for it to be quick enough with less than ideal configurations.

Definitely look into replacing the motherboard when you get the cash to do so, not since you're stuck on single-channel, but because it isn't worth trusting that thing that blew up your other RAM for too long. It's possible that's all that'll fail on the board, but a new one would most likely be safer.
Just as Xander said, back stuff up.

I had issues with my ram working at 1600.
While I had 3x2gb 1600mhz triple channel rams my PC was running at 1033mhz.
So I had changed a lot of bios options so I can run at 1600.
But what made them burn I think it was the volt adjustment.
I had increased the volts on the memory dimms.
And my PC was always crashing when I was using a benchmark for my ram.
Now I use the bios default settings so I don't think I'll have any issue with my remaining 1 dimm.


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