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So it seems we will have very different ram configurations in Nehalem going in multiples of 3.

But what is the fourth slot for on the X58? I noticed it's black....

 
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An extra one for luck.
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An extra one for luck.
Can we have some intelligent answers?
 
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post #4 of 16
i bet its just so theres 4 slots to use, and gives people the chance to use 4 sticks of ram if theyve got them
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyph3r View Post
i bet its just so theres 4 slots to use, and gives people the chance to use 4 sticks of ram if theyve got them
Yeah same here.
    
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What is the purpose of going by 3s? Is there some guy at Intel going "Oh hey well I dunno, I think going by 2s is boring so like why don't we go by 3s for a change, you know?"
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What is the purpose of going by 3s? Is there some guy at Intel going "Oh hey well I dunno, I think going by 2s is boring so like why don't we go by 3s for a change, you know?"
Probably for 2 reasons:
1. It's possebly faster.
2. People that have 2 sticks of ram will need to buy an extra stick to make use of these new speeds. In other words, RAM manufacturers are gonna make a bit of extra money.
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post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by Wattes View Post
Probably for 2 reasons:
1. It's possebly faster.
2. People that have 2 sticks of ram will need to buy an extra stick to make use of these new speeds. In other words, RAM manufacturers are gonna make a bit of extra money.
lol got a feeling you may have nailed it.
 
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post #9 of 16
Hmm, only the Intel version seems to have this, all the other manufacturers have the same layout as before:
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post #10 of 16
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Quote:
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Hmm, only the Intel version seems to have this, all the other manufacturers have the same layout as before:
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Yeah, that's why i was puzzled by this.
 
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