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post #11 of 16
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i wish i could but im still in the process of getting the internet run to this room and im on my laptop. cpu-z does say " Channels # Dual"
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post #12 of 16
It's going to run in single channel unless you use 2x2 since your board only supports dual-channel memory.
Either sell off 1 of the 2gb modules, or replace/exchange it with a dual-channel kit.
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Intel has this whole FlexMemory tech that allows you to mismatch RAM in some interesting ways- mainly density per channel. I think it applies in your situation, which basically means the 2x2gb portion is in dual and the last 2gb is in single. Outside of benchmarks, no noticeable performance hit.

I actually read about this first on OCN, Im sure if you search you can find more threads about it.

Its worth noting that if you want to populate that last slot, it does not need to be the exact same density, brand, or even have the same timings (you can read that @ Intel's website, although I am sure matching the specs makes it an easier process). My personal setup is a 3x2gb kit, I just so happened to stumble on someone selling a single 1gb stick out of the exact 3x1gb kit and bought it.
 
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post #14 of 16
Thats a Dual Channel board, maybe you had confused it for the Rampage III Gene? I know I did a couple times at first

Also that Ram isnt very good for overclocking based off that cl9 rating, though I could be wrong, just a rule of thumb
    
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post #15 of 16
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ok lets say i purchased another stick of the same exact ram, would i most likely have to increase the voltage? And if so what would u reccomend? i know the tested voltage is 1.5 for the tri channel kit.
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post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by theonedub View Post
Intel has this whole FlexMemory tech that allows you to mismatch RAM in some interesting ways- mainly density per channel. I think it applies in your situation, which basically means the 2x2gb portion is in dual and the last 2gb is in single. Outside of benchmarks, no noticeable performance hit.

I actually read about this first on OCN, Im sure if you search you can find more threads about it.

Its worth noting that if you want to populate that last slot, it does not need to be the exact same density, brand, or even have the same timings (you can read that @ Intel's website, although I am sure matching the specs makes it an easier process). My personal setup is a 3x2gb kit, I just so happened to stumble on someone selling a single 1gb stick out of the exact 3x1gb kit and bought it.
this^

every one that said it wont work does not know what they are talking about.
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