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As the title implies, do 3 dual channel kits equal 2 tri channel kits that'll function so in a gigabyte board similar to the one i have below? i cant seem to get a fer sure answer.
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post #2 of 7
So long as they're identical. Don't mix-and-match RAM ;-)
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Originally Posted by Aeschylus View Post
So long as they're identical. Don't mix-and-match RAM ;-)
yeah im aware of the mix and matching, but im lookn for sure confirmation of 6 sticks of dual channel, will run in tri channel. Found an article on toms saying it would so i guess ill tell my buddy to go for it.
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3 dual kits=2 tri kits....
    
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I bought three 2x2GB kits to make my 12GB running tri-channel.
so yes.
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Oh, sure. E.g., when G.Skill makes a stick of DDR3, it's 9-9-9-24 and 1600 rated, there isn't any specification that indicates it should be used for dual- or tri-channel. The dual/triple nature is just due to the memory controller.

Can you imagine you expensive it would be for a manufacturer to differentiate the two...
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Originally Posted by Aeschylus View Post
Oh, sure. E.g., when G.Skill makes a stick of DDR3, it's 9-9-9-24 and 1600 rated, there isn't any specification that indicates it should be used for dual- or tri-channel. The dual/triple nature is just due to the memory controller.

Can you imagine you expensive it would be for a manufacturer to differentiate the two...
They do though. Dual channel and trip channel kits are marked right on the sticks. That way all 3 or both sticks are matched perfectly at the factory and put in sets from the gitgo right off the assembly line. As in CPUs, the weaker ones get thrown in the 920 (i7) bin and the good ones get thrown in the 940-950-960 bins, depending on how good they perform. If you RMA a trip or dual kit they will tell you to send all 3 or both back and they will send you a new dual or trip set back. Not because the good sticks you have will be older then the new stick you get back but because they want to give you a matched set back. Hence the 2X2GB and 2X3GB markings. Or else they wouldn't be marked, it would just be 2GB, and they would throw 2 or 3 2GB sticks in a box and send them out.
They don't. That's why the sets ARE more $ then buying 3 single sticks.

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