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Okay, so I recently got windows 7 64-bit on my system and I finally get to use all my ram. However one of slots is blocked by my Hyper 212+ so basically, will I see a performance drop if I use 3x2GB? Another option is to use 4x2GB but 1 of the sticks is different ram. What do you guys think would give the best performance? Or will it even be noticeable. I'm leaning towards just sticking with the 3x2GB so that one set will run in dual channel and 1 stick will be on its own.
    
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More ram is always better.
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Originally Posted by Stealth2o;12716637 
More ram is always better.

Thats what I was thinking! redface.gif
    
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Sell it all. Buy a good DDR3-1600 2x4GB kit, dude.
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post #5 of 22
P55 motherboards only supports dual channel DDR3 memory. if you have some TIM laying around just uninstall your Hyper 212 and then you can use your fourth memory slot.

As long as you keep the memory channel paired up with the same memory sticks, you will be fine. However I'm not sure what will happen if you only fill up three of the slots.
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Originally Posted by SIMPSONATOR;12716677 
Sell it all. Buy a good DDR3-1600 2x4GB kit, dude.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by TerryC;12716681 
P55 motherboards only supports dual channel DDR3 memory. if you have some TIM laying around just uninstall your Hyper 212 and then you can use your fourth memory slot.

As long as you keep the memory channel paired up with the same memory sticks, you will be fine. However I'm not sure what will happen if you only fill up three of the slots.

it only uses 2 and the other one is just chillin cool.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TerryC;12716681 
P55 motherboards only supports dual channel DDR3 memory. if you have some TIM laying around just uninstall your Hyper 212 and then you can use your fourth memory slot.

As long as you keep the memory channel paired up with the same memory sticks, you will be fine. However I'm not sure what will happen if you only fill up three of the slots.
I know. Single Channel, just like the good ol days
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post #9 of 22
You can always just slide thew fan on the 212+ up a bit to fit your RAM.
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post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by SIMPSONATOR;12716677 
Sell it all. Buy a good DDR3-1600 2x4GB kit, dude.

If I could I definitely would. My parents are pissed at me for spending so much money on my rig and everything. I'm only 16 so I don't have many options, though I get my license on tuesday and am getting a job at Fry's biggrin.gif. So once that happens I might just do this!
    
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