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I have a set of 12GB PATRIOT memory on my AMD board I was wondering If I could get 4 channels if I run fist slot 4GB 2nd slot 2GB 3rd slot 4GB 4th 2GB


but there 2 different brands at different timings one is PATRIOT RAM @ 1333MHz (4GB) and the other is Corsair @ 1600Mhz (2GB)

I was wondering how I should set this up. please help
    
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I believe it's slightly different on AMD boards now (i.e. 4GB-4GB, 2GB-2GB, or the same sticks in the same colours wherever they are). You will run dual channel this way.
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Two different brands, two different timings, two different speeds, two different capacities. Normally you may be able to stand having one of those exist, certainly not all four. There's a good chance it may not be possible, even if it is its far from optimal.
    
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