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question about dual and tripple channel

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just wondering that, can we use tripple channel ram in dual channel motherboard and processor ?
use tripple channel processor and board wiith dual channel ram ?
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No, it won't work. You need compatible socket/RAM. Like, the latest socket 1366, only supports triple channel, while the newest one, 1155, only supports dual channel.
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Not that I know of, unless there is a way to completely remap the motherboard! Which is impossible, so no!
    
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which means we can only use the whole thing to dual and tripple,
is that a big diff between 2 ?
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which means we can only use the whole thing to dual and tripple,
is that a big diff between 2 ?
Here's a post from April last year answering your question.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...rk-triple.html
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RAM is RAM. Pretty much any unbuffered 240-pin DDR3 will work in just about any desktop board that supports DDR3.

Number of channels is a function of the memory controller, which is dependent on the CPU in modern systems.

Of the consumer sockets, only LGA-1366 setups will support triple-channel currently. However, they do not require triple channel to function, and other sockets will work with three sticks of RAM.

There is no way to get triple channel on AM3, 1156, or 1155. However, it should be noted that two channels on 1155 is faster than three on 1366.
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